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PWSP 1.5 GOV - Forget Hypersonic Strike. I give you Dragon Strike. DARPA opensource-concept

30 Apr 2013, 05:24 UTC
PWSP 1.5 GOV - Forget Hypersonic Strike. I give you Dragon Strike. DARPA opensource-concept
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Image : X-51 Wave Rider USAF

HYPER-SONIC STRIKE IS DEAD

BACKGROUND:

Earlier PWSP2 speculated about using Hyper-sonic aircraft for rapidly inserting tactical forces almost anywhere in the world. You can read about it here - http://powerfromspace.blogspot.com/2010/10/pwsp-20-hypersonic-strike-planes-near.html

CONCEPT:

What if there were another vehicle that could be used.What if there were a vehicle that had a re-use able launcher that could push a second stage payload to over 100,000 feet and throw it into space. Where second stage booster rocket would blast it into sub-orbital/orbital orbit. It would be able to reach any where on earth within reason - along the equator in under 30 minutes on orders for PONTUS.

It would for example be able to drop a crewed capsule towards the earth that carried a team of seven - or perhaps even a payload. It would uses propulsive landing rockets to guide to its destination. It would of course land in darkness; and off course, require a heat shield that did NOT glow brightly.( Some work needed here )

Spacex Dragon - 7 Man crew Rev 1.0

DESIGN:

As re-usable launcher, As capsule that could land propulsively, a vehicle that could drop a team of seven....almost anywhere. ( Those ...

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