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CPSS StarBooster 200

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Hi,

http://www.calpoly.edu/~aero/news/9900.pdf
 

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I like very much this project.

The whole website here
http://www.starbooster.com

It hadn't been upgraded since june 2004 until recently. Seems Buzz Aldrin added some stuff late may...
 

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From NASA;
http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19990113117_1999192503.pdf
 

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It's interesting to note some of the conclusions from the starbooster studies. If staging occurs at Mach 3, a heat-sink structure is sufficient, and the vehicle has sufficient energy and L/D to glide back to base without turbofans. Staging between Mach 3 and Mach 6 requires turbofans and additional TPS.

But the Starbooster studies weren't the end-all for theoretical work on reusable first stages. AFRL Air Vehicles Directorate is fleshing out its concept for a flyback booster (X-54?) that will stage at Mach 6.5 and return to base using a derivative of the shuttle "Return to Launch Site" maneuver. It will take a lot of funding to make it happen, but the concept seems sound to me.
 

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Hi,

http://www.spaceandtech.com/spacedata/rlvs/starbooster_sum.shtml
 

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Hi,

the StarBooster 200.
 

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