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NB-52

NB-52

NB-52
NB-52 rocketplane launcher with X-15
Credit: NASA

Subsonic rocket launch aircraft. Boeing Bomber-swept wing. Maximum release conditions: Wing mounted, 25,000 kg (19.1 m length x 6.7 m span) at 880 kph at 11,448 m altitude

AKA: B-52. Status: Active. Payload: 25,000 kg (55,000 lb). Thrust: 430.47 kN (96,774 lbf). Gross mass: 177,273 kg (390,820 lb). Unfuelled mass: 70,545 kg (155,525 lb). Specific impulse: 5,142 s. Specific impulse sea level: 4,675 s. Burn time: 48,000 s. Height: 47.74 m (156.62 ft). Diameter: 14.72 m (48.29 ft). Span: 56.40 m (185.00 ft).

Cost $ : 50.000 million. No Engines: 8. Release conditions: 880 kph at 11.5 km.



Country: USA. Engines: J57-19. Spacecraft: X-15A, X-15A-2. Launch Vehicles: X-15, Pegasus, Hyper X. Propellants: Air/Kerosene.

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