which tried to build an unconventional single-stage rocket
McDonnell Douglas developed the DC-X for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's Single-Stage Rocket
Technology program and recently returned the vehicle to Huntington Beach after completing five test flights at White Sands Missile Range.
June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonnell Douglas' successful completion of a full systems check test of an experimental single-stage rocket
today paves the way for the resumption of flight tests later this month.
ASTRID, the lab-developed Advanced Single-Stage Rocket
Interceptor Demonstration, flew to an altitude of more than one mile during its first test flight last week.
25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization has notified McDonnell Douglas that funding for the DC-X single-stage rocket
technology program has been exhausted.
The tests demonstrated the capability and potential of reusable fully throttleable liquid hydrogen and oxygen-powered rocket engines for single-stage rocket
Developed for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) single-stage rocket
technology (SSRT) program, the DC-X is undergoing a testing program designed to demonstrate the feasibility of building and operating single-stage-to-orbit rockets.