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Offline Burninate

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Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« on: 10/02/2014 05:28 PM »
Here's my article, using some of the good L2 info we had, with the media releases and a bit more L2 info.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/10/dream-chaser-eyes-rides-with-under-review-stratolaunch-system/
Thought this deserved its own thread, as it is essentially a new vehicle, at about half the mass.
« Last Edit: 10/02/2014 05:30 PM by Burninate »

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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #1 on: 10/02/2014 08:16 PM »
Here's my article, using some of the good L2 info we had, with the media releases and a bit more L2 info.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/10/dream-chaser-eyes-rides-with-under-review-stratolaunch-system/
Thought this deserved its own thread, as it is essentially a new vehicle, at about half the mass.
Hey I gave you your 100th like! :) I say we call her Dream Chaser MK II for now... ;)
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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #2 on: 10/02/2014 09:13 PM »
I say we call her Dream Chaser MK II for now... ;)
"Drm Chasr" is exactly 75% of the length of "Dream Chaser", if you count the space.

...or "Dream Car", or "Dr. Chase".
« Last Edit: 10/02/2014 09:15 PM by Nindalf »

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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #3 on: 10/02/2014 09:28 PM »
How about Dream Chaser Mini Me DCMM.

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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #4 on: 10/02/2014 09:28 PM »
Here's my article, using some of the good L2 info we had, with the media releases and a bit more L2 info.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2014/10/dream-chaser-eyes-rides-with-under-review-stratolaunch-system/
Thought this deserved its own thread, as it is essentially a new vehicle, at about half the mass.
Hey I gave you your 100th like! :) I say we call her Dream Chaser MK II for now... ;)

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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #5 on: 10/02/2014 11:45 PM »
Dream Avenger 8)
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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #6 on: 10/03/2014 12:08 AM »
Or the military version - Chaser.

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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #7 on: 10/03/2014 12:14 AM »
Or the CIA version: [Redacted]

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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #8 on: 10/03/2014 12:19 AM »
Dream Sneaker...
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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #9 on: 10/03/2014 12:58 AM »
A person known as n0mad23 envisioned a fictional modified version of the X-37B (for a story he was writing) that would carry two astronauts and be air-launched from a modified B-52.

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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #10 on: 10/03/2014 06:25 AM »
Mk I: Dream Chaser

Mk II: Dream Chaser

Mk III: _ _

Mk IV: .

Mk V: well it's hard to see but it'll piggyback on nanosat.
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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #11 on: 10/03/2014 06:28 AM »
A BOR-4 sized vehicle for small experiments?
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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #12 on: 10/03/2014 08:19 AM »
A person known as n0mad23 envisioned a fictional modified version of the X-37B (for a story he was writing) that would carry two astronauts and be air-launched from a modified B-52.

X-37B is ~5000kg, which is right in the same range as miniDC - but it likely loads small satellites, robotic arms, & fuel for in-space boosting rather than humans, life support, and abort functionality.

There are actual proposals for a 6-person X-37C, should we desire it - albeit vertical launch and probably in the 15-20T weight range.
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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #13 on: 10/03/2014 09:03 AM »
Rather than it be called a "smaller" Dream Chaser. It should be the sports version or the coupe.

Also (looking for the silver lining) the fact that it carry's half the passengers could be seen as a good thing. As,   compared to the "standard" Dream Chaser launched on a Atlas 5, The Dream Chaser coupe doubles the flight rate.

Once you've got the Stratolaunch it make sense to use it as often as possible.

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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #14 on: 10/03/2014 09:33 AM »
Rather than it be called a "smaller" Dream Chaser. It should be the sports version or the coupe.

Also (looking for the silver lining) the fact that it carry's half the passengers could be seen as a good thing. As,   compared to the "standard" Dream Chaser launched on a Atlas 5, The Dream Chaser coupe doubles the flight rate.

Once you've got the Stratolaunch it make sense to use it as often as possible.
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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #15 on: 10/03/2014 05:28 PM »
Remember, just because it's a smaller vehicle doesn't mean it has to have a smaller name.

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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #16 on: 10/11/2014 04:38 PM »
Dream Weaver.

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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #17 on: 10/15/2014 02:11 AM »
Dragon Slayer :D
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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #18 on: 10/16/2014 08:54 PM »
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3-passengers versus 7 and something like twice the cost? Not seeing that as a viable name :)

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Re: Smaller Dream Chaser for Stratolaunch
« Reply #19 on: 10/16/2014 08:59 PM »
What I'd really love to see come out of this is a more VIABLE Stratolaunch LV design coupled with the smaller DC design but I'm seriously doubting that's going to happen.

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