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The Trailblazer ProgramThis paper presents the "Three Pillars of Success" for the Trailblazer Program. The topics include: 1) The "Rocket Equation" for SSTO (Single Stage To Orbit); 2) The Rocket I* Barrier; 3) Rocket-Based Combined-Cycle Engine; 4) Potential for Reusability; 5) Factors Mitigating RBCC Performance; 6) The "Trailblazer" Program; 7) Trailblazer Performance Goals; 8) Trailblazer Reference Vehicle; and 9) Trailblazer Program Architecture.
Document ID
20000020708
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Trefney, Charles J. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1999
Publication Information
Publication: 1998 NASA Seal/Secondary Air System Workshop
Volume: 1
Subject Category
Engineering (General)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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