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Blue Streak based satellite transport system

CNH

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Sadly, Blue Streak + an HTP upper stage couldn't launch a manned capsule.
 

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Hi
Sub-orbital?
There was an obscure RR 1958 ref. TO LH/LOX engine. at Kew
The Type of upper stages to be used for orbiting TSR2 Com. net has never been released but I understood it was LH (Brohp some ten years ago strong hint)

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Sadly, Blue Streak + an HTP upper stage couldn't launch a manned capsule.
 

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CNH said:
Sadly, Blue Streak + an HTP upper stage couldn't launch a manned capsule.

that's a three stage rocket Blue Streak, second stage HTP, third stage oxygen/hydrogen
Saunders Roe proposed that for Black Prince (Blue Streak with HTP upper stages )
http://www.spaceuk.org/hydrogen/SP510.htm
 

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Hi,
May I suggest HTP+BSSLV could have orbited a Mercury sized capsule easily, possible by 63/64.
Thinks the original 1st stage 360,000lb thrust with RZ13 throttable engines could with an airframe designed built to a 18g with c8,000lb payload standard, limited to 2 or 3g and a signifiicant payload. this would have been the equal or better than the Atlas. and the capsule could be recovered on land in the outback.

The Mercury capsule without the UK heat shield would have been very heavy.

I have seen a better drawing of a RR HL/LOX 2nd by Brassington must have been early.

NOTE. up until March 1960 RZ13 was to have been the standard SLV engine not the RZ12.
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Michel Van said:
CNH said:
Sadly, Blue Streak + an HTP upper stage couldn't launch a manned capsule.

that's a three stage rocket Blue Streak, second stage HTP, third stage oxygen/hydrogen
Saunders Roe proposed that for Black Prince (Blue Streak with HTP upper stages )
http://www.spaceuk.org/hydrogen/SP510.htm
 
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