Subsonic rocket launch aircraft. Loaded/empty mass 4,100/1,200 kg. Thrust 34.30 kN. Specific impulse 2000 seconds. Carries SpaceShipOne to release point 65 km from Mohave Airport base, then releases it at 15 km altitude at 215 kph. Wing area 43.5 sq m.
No Engines: 2. Release velocity: 60 m/s (196 ft/sec). Release altitude: 15 m (49 ft). Release angle: 0 deg. Release conditions: 215 kph at 15 km.
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Status: Retired 2004.
Gross mass: 4,100 kg (9,000 lb).
Unfuelled mass: 1,200 kg (2,600 lb).
Payload: 8,000 kg (17,600 lb).
Diameter: 1.52 m (4.98 ft).
Thrust: 34.30 kN (7,711 lbf).
Specific impulse: 2,000 s.
Number: 56 .
J85-GE-5 GE turbojet engine. 34.3 kN. Carries SpaceShipOne to release point 65 km from Mohave Airport base, then releases it at 15 km altitude at 215 kph. Wing area 43.5 sq m. Isp=2000s. More...
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