NASA SMV

hesham

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Hi,

dear CammNut spoke about this space vehicle before,here;
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,1405.msg12858/highlight,smv.html#msg12858
http://www.afa.org/magazine/Sept2001/0901wings.pdf
 

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But, wasn't the SMV supposed to be unmanned? The pic you posted shows a cockpit. In fact, that resembles one of the 'TAV' concepts. It was shown in a picture (I can't locate it at the moment) featuring a frontal view of a craft like the one in your picture powering off a runway with the aid of a turbofan-festooned craft that seemed mostly wing.
 

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reading the link from above:-

http://www.afa.org/magazine/Sept2001/0901wings.pdf

the craft in the image is the 'space orbiting vehicle, SOV', which, quote,' is the "bus" that will caryy the SMV and other satellites into orbit'

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Robin.
 

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Is that the NASA SMV ?.

http://archive.aviationweek.com/image/spread/19990405/28/2
 

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I remember that! It's an issue from 1999, isn't it? I remember spending time in my ship's library sketching that out of their copy of AWST.
 

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