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Heavy Lift Carrier 2008
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Heavy Lift 2008
Heavy Lift 2008
Heavy Lift Carrier 2008
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American heavy-lift orbital launch vehicle. ATK Thiokol concept corresponding to earlier Shuttle-C proposals. The shuttle orbiter is replaced by a 6.5 m diameter x 25 m long cargo container, powered by two Space Shuttle main engines. Availability would be three to four years after go-ahead.

Status: Design 2004. Payload: 73,000 kg (160,000 lb). Thrust: 20,290.00 kN (4,561,370 lbf). Gross mass: 2,000,000 kg (4,400,000 lb). Height: 56.00 m (183.00 ft). Diameter: 8.70 m (28.50 ft). Apogee: 500 km (310 mi).

LEO Payload: 73,000 kg (160,000 lb) to a 500 km orbit at 51.60 degrees.



Family: heavy-lift, orbital launch vehicle. Country: USA. Agency: Thiokol.

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