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Synerjet propulsion and the trimarket opportunity - Orbital, transglobal and lunar transportation services with one vehicle type
Author and Affiliation:
Escher, William J. D.(NASA Washington, United States)
Abstract: A proposed aerospace transporter for performing earth-to-orbit/return missions as well as transatmospheric and in-space high-energy missions is argued to be an effective and feasible alternative for development. The vehicles are based on the exploitation of 'synerjet' technologies that use airbreathing/rocket combined-cycle propulsion. The vehicle is shown to be capable of terrestrial-service intercontinental transglobal flight in an 'orbital cruise' mode as well as round trips from low orbits to high orbits and to the moon. The operational flexibility is linked to the development of synerjet propulsion, so directions are proposed for technology development and validation efforts. The development of the NASP X-30 by NASA is shown to be an important initial contribution to the R&D in this direction.
Publication Date: Jul 01, 1992
Document ID:
19920071509
(Acquired Nov 22, 1995)
Accession Number: 92A54133
Subject Category: ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Report/Patent Number: AIAA PAPER 92-3716
Document Type: Preprint
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA; Washington, DC, United States
Description: 14p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; SPACE TRANSPORTATION; SPACECRAFT PROPULSION; TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT; AIR BREATHING ENGINES; LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES; SPACE COMMERCIALIZATION
Imprint And Other Notes: AIAA, SAE, ASME, and ASEE, Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 28th, Nashville, TN, July 6-8, 1992. 14 p.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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