That way, the reusable first stage is an important step to reduce cost compared to a 'classical' expendable rocket
, but I'm sure it is not the last step towards a fully reusable system.
Contract Awarded for Expendable Rocket
Engine Development OTAs to SpaceX.
The project would have created the world's first reusable "space plane", with the cost of development '20 to 30 times cheaper' than the expendable rocket
systems in use that eventually put man on the moon in 1969.
Launched from an expendable rocket
, this delta-wing vehicle would use hypersonic lift to bounce off the atmosphere to lose speed before re-entry and its glide to a landing.
The "hybrid" part of the system's name comes from the fact that it is a mix of a reusable high-speed rocketplane in the first stage, and an expendable rocket
booster in the second stage.
With expendable rocket
launchers in common usage, it behooves EVERY squadron to take a real close look at their doctrine to make sure this NEVER happens again
He specifically encouraged researchers to think about building a new, small space telescope that could be launched on an expendable rocket
Jiro Kochiyama, NASDA's project manager who was involved in the HOPE program, said some people thought an ''extension of an expendable rocket
cannot transport humans.
Another small, expendable rocket
, developed by Lockheed Martin Missiles and Space in Sunnyvale, Calif.
The new space transportation system in conjunction with expendable rocket
boosters and continuously operating manned orbital complexes makes it possible to concentrate primary efforts on those trends in the conquest of space that will provide the maximum economic return to the national economy.
As stated earlier, I believe that this country is well placed to break the mould of conventional thinking, as it has no major commitments to expendable rocket
Vehicle concepts are varied, including ``piggy-back'' designs to get the orbiter into the upper atmosphere, using both jet and rocket engines and the tried-and-true expendable rocket