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Offline Nulka

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Orbital Sciences RAPTOR Launch Vehicle
« on: 09/11/2009 02:42 AM »
Are there any public sources of information about which describe the Orbital Sciences RAPTOR LV (Wingless Pegasus?)? Specifically interested in orbital performance and types of launch aircraft under consideration etc.

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Re: Orbital Sciences RAPTOR Launch Vehicle
« Reply #1 on: 09/11/2009 02:53 AM »
I don't know of any.  I saw a drawing of it a few years ago.  As you say it is a wingless Pegasus, using a pallet air-drop technique, similar to LRALT.  The aircraft of choice would be the C-17, since the C-5 is no longer air-drop qualified.

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