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Re: DARPA SALVO (Small Air Launch Vehicle to Orbit)
« Reply #20 on: 06/27/2015 01:41 AM »
Surely SALVO is simply a modernised air-launched ASAT system? What else could it be, when the commercial world has looked at, and rejected, such micro-launchers time and time again, and for good reasons?

This is a weapons system, guys, and not in terms of information warfare, either.

You are right it could be use in the anti-satellite role. But remember that is no difference between a ballistic missile and an orbital launcher other than the payload.

The commercial world does not have squadrons of F15s and F22s available for use as the first stage for micro-launchers. The launches can staged from any runway that can handle the F15 and the F22. AFAIK it just take a standardized ordnance rack and some software to enable this capability to launch a micro-sat or kinetic impactor to LEO.


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Re: DARPA SALVO (Small Air Launch Vehicle to Orbit)
« Reply #21 on: 06/28/2015 01:50 AM »
I have just found this article on SALVO with an artist impression:

http://www.americaspace.com/?p=83211
This image is not of SALVO, it's an early ALASA concept.
« Last Edit: 06/28/2015 01:51 AM by Kryten »

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Re: DARPA SALVO (Small Air Launch Vehicle to Orbit)
« Reply #22 on: 10/11/2015 10:26 AM »
Any info, when the SALVO will fly?

The last news from Ventions was in September, when they successfully conducted a static fire test of electric pump-fed SALVO stage.

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Re: DARPA SALVO (Small Air Launch Vehicle to Orbit)
« Reply #23 on: 10/12/2015 05:01 PM »
Any info, when the SALVO will fly?

The last news from Ventions was in September, when they successfully conducted a static fire test of electric pump-fed SALVO stage.

DARPA's public release process is time consuming enough that it tends to put a damper on talking about work they fund. It takes 30 days to get approval for just about anything, including a tweet or a short blog post.

That said, knowing that this is DARPA you should expect some changes in direction occasionally...

~Jon

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Re: DARPA SALVO (Small Air Launch Vehicle to Orbit)
« Reply #24 on: 05/01/2016 10:44 AM »
After months of silence, a new update from Ventions;
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Ventions awarded 2 DARPA contracts for on-going development of electric-pump fed propulsion and launch vehicle stage technologies.

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Re: DARPA SALVO (Small Air Launch Vehicle to Orbit)
« Reply #25 on: 11/18/2016 03:34 PM »
Has anyone heard any news on SALVO? Still active development or has it died together with Boeing's ALASA?

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Re: DARPA SALVO (Small Air Launch Vehicle to Orbit)
« Reply #26 on: 11/18/2016 05:17 PM »
Has anyone heard any news on SALVO? Still active development or has it died together with Boeing's ALASA?
Ventions has a one year contract for SALVO since April 2016 but that is the last mention of it by all partners in the project.

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