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Air-Breathing Reusable Launchers
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1967 by SAE International in United States
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Event: Space Technology Conference
Performance is examined of a re-usable space launcher system suitable for European development with an air-breathing first stage and rocket-propelled second stage. The merits of ram-rocket and turbo-ramjet propulsion are compared and the research programme required for such a system is discussed. It is concluded that a partly air-breathing re-usable launcher system is likely to emerge as a by-product of air transport development.
|Technical Paper||A Comparison of Fixed Wing Reusable Booster Concepts|
|Special Publication||Advanced Concepts in Product Engineering, Design and Innovation and Lifecycle Management|
CitationFrancis, R., "Air-Breathing Reusable Launchers," SAE Technical Paper 670390, 1967, https://doi.org/10.4271/670390.
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