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VTOVL 1978
Part of VTOVL Family
Phoenix 1985
Phoenix 1985
Credit: Gary Hudson
American SSTO VTOVL orbital launch vehicle. Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing.

AKA: Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing; NASA Shuttle 1978. Status: Study 1978. Thrust: 53,846.90 kN (12,105,265 lbf). Gross mass: 4,093,761 kg (9,025,198 lb). Height: 32.00 m (104.00 ft). Diameter: 29.70 m (97.40 ft).

Flyaway Unit Cost 1985$: 50.000 million.

Stage Data - VTOVL

  • Stage 1. 1 x VTOVL 150t. Gross Mass: 4,093,761 kg (9,025,198 lb). Empty Mass: 419,154 kg (924,076 lb). Thrust (vac): 63,387.802 kN (14,250,145 lbf). Isp: 485 sec. Burn time: 500 sec. Isp(sl): 412 sec. Diameter: 29.70 m (97.40 ft). Span: 29.70 m (97.40 ft). Length: 26.50 m (86.90 ft). Propellants: Lox/LH2. No Engines: 17. Engine: Plug-Nozzle SSME. Status: Study 1978.

Family: orbital launch vehicle, SSTO. Country: USA. Engines: Plug-Nozzle SSME. Stages: VTOVL 150t. Agency: NASA. Bibliography: 267.



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