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Flexible Aerospace System Solution for Transformation (FASST)

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Hypersonic Vehicle Systems Integration, presented by Dr. Kevin G. Bowcutt, Senior Technical Fellow, Chief Scientist of Hypersonics, Boeing Phantom Works (Boeing FASST TSTO concept shown pg 24):
http://research.nianet.org/~grossman/Fundamentals/Hypersonic%20Systems%20Integration/4-HEI%20SysIntegration.pdf

Phantom Works tour article mentioning and with same FASST concept pictured:
http://www.promotex.ca/articles/cawthon/2002/11-01-2002_article.html

AFIT thesis - OPTIMAL RE-ENTRY TRAJECTORY TERMINAL STATE DUE TO VARIATIONS IN WAYPOINT
LOCATIONS (Boeing FASST pg 22):
http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA493413&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf

THE DECISION MAKER’S GUIDE TO ROBUST, RELIABLE AND INEXPENSIVE ACCESS TO SPACE. (Wishful thinking one presumes...). (Boeing FASST pg 87):
http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/cst/csat37.pdf

Dr. Kevin Bowcutt and others at the Boeing Phantom Works in Huntington Beach, California, are collaborating with Air Force Space Command and NASA on a horizontal takeoff, two-stage-to-orbit waverider concept known as FASST (Flexible Aerospace System Solution for Transformation). The concept would operate from a standard runway with a waverider first stage using a hydrocarbon-fueled, turbine-based combined-cycle propulsion system (based upon the NASA Glenn Research Center Revolutionary Turbine Accelerator (RTA) program) and operate to at least Mach 4 and 70,000 feet altitude. The second stage orbital vehicle is also a waverider design using a hydrogen-fueled rocket-based combined cycle engine transitioning to a pure rocket mode at Mach 12
 

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