'PEGASUS' - A DESIGN CONCEPT FOR A V.I.P. ORBITAL/GLOBAL ROCKET TRANSPORT,
DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC SANTA MONICA CALIF
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This paper describes the results of a study to determine operational and economic aspects of a new class of carrier for high-income passengers and high-priority cargo evolved from the reusable booster of tomorrow. Evolution of the hypothetical transport system, termed Pegasus, is based on the premise that after vehicle survival of atmospheric penetration has become commonplace, a reusable booster of the Saturn V payload class 100 tons to orbit may be developed and later adapted for ballistic surface-to-surface payload delivery.