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Reusable LV's

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KST Astroliner
Kistler K-1
Pioneer
Rotary Rocket
Starbooster
VentureStar
X-33
X-34
X-37
X-38
X-40

   Rotary Rocket - Specifications
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Vehicle Overview

Note:  Payload performance and estimated cost provided for information only.  If you are interested in contracting for launch services, we recommend that you contact the service provider directly using the information above.

  LEO Easterly Orbit
(35 deg. 100 nmi)
LEO Polar Orbit
(90 deg., 100 nmi)
Estimated Launch Price Configuration Launch Mass
Roton C-9 8,500 lb
3,860 kg
6,400 lb
2,900 kg
US $7 M Single Stage to Orbit (SSTO) <400,000 lb
<181,410 kg

* Performance from Rotary Rocket Website

Vehicle Configuration  (Values from Rotary Rocket and AW Space Business, June 1999)

  Roton C-9
(SSTO)
Length 64 ft
19.5 m
Diameter 22 ft
6.7 m
Gross Mass 400,000 lb
181,410 kg
Propellant
   Propellant Mass
LOX / RP
372,500 lb
168,930 kg
Engine**
   Thrust
   Isp  (estimated)
Rotary RocketJet™
6,950 lbf
30,860 N
340 sec
Number of Engines 72
Nominal Burn Time 253 sec

** Note:  Vacuum engine performance unless otherwise specified. 


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