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Shuttle ASRM
Part of Shuttle Family
Shuttle ASRM 1 view
Shuttle ASRM 1 view
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American winged orbital launch vehicle. Shuttle using Advanced Solid Rocket Motors (development cancelled 1993).

AKA: Advanced Solid Rocket Motors. Status: Development ended 1993. Thrust: 28,193.00 kN (6,338,038 lbf). Gross mass: 2,100,293 kg (4,630,353 lb). Height: 56.00 m (183.00 ft). Diameter: 8.70 m (28.50 ft).

Flyaway Unit Cost 1985$: 829.000 million.

Stage Data - Shuttle ASRM

  • Stage 0. 2 x Shuttle ASRM. Gross Mass: 625,000 kg (1,377,000 lb). Empty Mass: 75,000 kg (165,000 lb). Thrust (vac): 15,566.115 kN (3,499,402 lbf). Isp: 286 sec. Burn time: 133 sec. Isp(sl): 259 sec. Diameter: 3.81 m (12.49 ft). Span: 3.81 m (12.49 ft). Length: 38.41 m (126.01 ft). Propellants: Solid. No Engines: 1. Engine: Hercules. Other designations: Advanced Solid Rocket Motor. Status: Development 1990.
  • Stage 1. 1 x Shuttle Tank. Gross Mass: 750,975 kg (1,655,616 lb). Empty Mass: 29,930 kg (65,980 lb). Thrust (vac): 0.0000 N ( lbf). Isp: 455 sec. Burn time: 480 sec. Isp(sl): 363 sec. Diameter: 8.40 m (27.50 ft). Span: 8.70 m (28.50 ft). Length: 46.88 m (153.80 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 0. Engine: None. Other designations: External Tank. Status: Out of production.
  • Stage 2. 1 x Shuttle Orbiter. Gross Mass: 99,318 kg (218,958 lb). Empty Mass: 99,117 kg (218,515 lb). Thrust (vac): 6,834.303 kN (1,536,412 lbf). Isp: 455 sec. Burn time: 480 sec. Isp(sl): 363 sec. Diameter: 4.90 m (16.00 ft). Span: 23.79 m (78.05 ft). Length: 37.24 m (122.17 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 3. Engine: SSME. Other designations: Shuttle; STS (Space Transportation System). Status: In Production.



Family: orbital launch vehicle, Winged. Country: USA. Engines: None, SSME. Stages: Shuttle Orbiter, Shuttle Tank, Shuttle ASRM engine. Agency: NASA.
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1993 - . LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Shuttle ASRM.
  • Shuttle using Advanced Solid Rocket Motors (development cancelled 1993). - . Nation: USA.


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