'ITHACUS' - A NEW CONCEPT OF INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC TRANSPORT (ICBT)
DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC SANTA MONICA CA
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This paper describes a concept for a rocket-powered troop transport which may potentially evolve from the reusable booster of tomorrow. The VTOL rocket concept is based on the premise that the initial reusable booster, sized for a payload of approximately 800,000 pounds-toorbit, is also designed for land recovery.
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