Lifting Body

Morring Jr., Frank
February 2010
Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/22/2010, Vol. 172 Issue 8, p53
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the move of Sierra Nevada Corp. to model its planned commercial crew launch vehicle Dream Chaser on the HL-20 lifting-body vehicle that the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) started as a potential International Space Station (ISS) crew rescue vehicle. It cites the plan of the firm to use hybrid rockets to maneuver the launch vehicle. The Dream Chaser participated in the agency's Commercial Orbital Transportation System (COTS) competition, but did not win.


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