... off from a runway with turbojet engines, use aerial transfer of liquid oxygen, and then rocket thrust to achieve an altitude sufficient to ... Compared with a kerosene-fueled launch vehicle, the propellant loading requirements for liquid hydrogen would reduce its responsiveness. ... The World Space Congress 2002, IAF-COSPAR, Houston, TX, October 2002, http://www.smad.com/scorpius/ world_paper.pdf.
|Title||:||Technology Challenges for Operationally Responsive Spacelift|
|Author||:||Kendall K. Brown|