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Hi,

the NASA Bantam low-cost launch-system demonstrator.
http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1997/1997%20-%201929.html
 

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The picture in question is the Pioneer Pathfinder concept (which Scott practically designed single-handedly, IIRC.)
 

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How many times did they changed the design ? ???
I've seen pics with the engine intakes on top of the fuselage, making the thing more stubby... now this one looks more like the shuttle...

Btw Orionblamblam I have a question.
As you worked on the project, do you know the dimensions of Pathfinder payload bay ? I'm curious...
 

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Bantam TSTO concept from GA Tech:

http://smartech.gatech.edu/bitstream/1853/8414/1/aiaa_99-4888.pdf
 

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Archibald, for the Pathfinder version with inlets in the wing roots at one point a payload envelope of 324 in. length and 106.3 in. diameter was given. This included the volume for the expendable upper stage required for reaching LEO.

Martin
 

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CFE said:
The picture in question is the Pioneer Pathfinder concept (which Scott practically designed single-handedly, IIRC.)


Well, not exactly. I was given some basic numbers - propellant tank volumes, wing areas, etc. - and wrapped a basic shape around it. The illustration was cribbed from a crappy rendering I made.
 

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