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RBSS
American winged orbital launch vehicle. The Recoverable Booster Space System was a plan circulated in the early 1960's to use the XB-70 as a recoverable supersonic first stage for a range of systems. The XB-70 would be capable of orbiting a 6800 kg payload, or an X-20 manned space glider.

AKA: Recoverable Booster Space System. Status: Study 1962. Payload: 6,800 kg (14,900 lb). Thrust: 519.00 kN (116,675 lbf). Gross mass: 230,000 kg (500,000 lb). Height: 56.40 m (185.00 ft). Diameter: 9.14 m (29.98 ft). Span: 32.01 m (105.01 ft). Apogee: 160 km (90 mi).

LEO Payload: 6,800 kg (14,900 lb) to a 160 km orbit at 90.00 degrees.



Family: aircraft-launched, orbital launch vehicle, Winged. Country: USA. Spacecraft: Dynasoar. Agency: North American. Bibliography: 44.

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