American orbital launch vehicle. A two-stage all-Lox/LH2 vehicle proposed for the USAF SLV-4 requirement. Ruled out because it did not use the large segmented solids then favored by the USAF and its think tanks.
The design apparently used five J-2 engines in the first stage, and a single J-2 in the second stage.
LEO Payload: 7,300 kg (16,000 lb) to a 480 km orbit at 28.00 degrees.
Status: Study 1961.
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Gross mass: 278,290 kg (613,520 lb).
Payload: 7,300 kg (16,000 lb).
Height: 47.00 m (154.00 ft).
Diameter: 5.08 m (16.66 ft).
Span: 13.50 m (44.20 ft).
Apogee: 480 km (290 mi).
Dynasoar American manned spaceplane. Cancelled 1963. The X-20A Dyna-Soar (Dynamic Soarer) was a single-pilot manned reusable spaceplane, really the earliest American manned space project to result in development contracts. More...
Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
Convair American manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Convair, USA. More...
Godwin, Robert, editor, Dyna-Soar: Hypersonic Strategic Weapons System, Collector's Guide Publishing, Ontario, Canada, 2003..
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