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Ram boosterThe present invention is a space launch system and method to propel a payload bearing craft into earth orbit. The invention has two, or preferably, three stages. The upper stage has rocket engines capable of carrying a payload to orbit and provides the capability of releasably attaching to the lower, or preferably, middle stage. Similar to the lower stage, the middle stage is a reusable booster stage that employs all air breathing engines, is recoverable, and can be turned-around in a short time between missions.
Document ID
20110023484
Document Type
Other - Patent
Authors
Brand, Vance D.
Morgan, Walter Ray
Date Acquired
August 25, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 2011
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Patent
US-Patent-8,047,472
Patent Application
US-Patent-Appl-SN-12/045,970

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