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ODV-1 Dawntreader Orbital Delivery Vehicle

Postby Pharthan » Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:40 am

ODV-1 DAWNTREADER SHUTTLE
Orbital Delivery Vehicle

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PRICE

  • Unit Cost: $2bil NSD
  • DPR: $50bil NSD
ODV-1 Dawntreader
Orbital Delivery Vehicle
Crew: 3 (1 Pilot, 1 Crew Chief, 1 Engineer)
Length: 256 ft
Wingspan: 131 ft
Height: 35 ft
Radar Range: (Fore) 220 mi
(Sides) 170 mi
(Rear) 170 mi
Empty Weight: 50,000 lbs
Loaded Weight: 98,000 lbs
Max Takeoff Weight: 100,000 lbs
Powerplant: (4) General Electric/Rolls Royce O24X
(5) Asimov Engineering Rocket Boosters
(1) Thorium 1kw Reactor (Electrical Power)
Max Speed: Mach 2
Max g: 12.6+
Ceiling: N/A




Description
Designed as a lower-cost alternative to individual rocket launches and for servicing space stations, the Dawntreader is a reboot to the older, more costly, space shuttle program. Utilizing newer, higher durability engines, fuels, and designs of the modern era, as well as a larger payload to allow for fewer flights and a larger payload than previous shuttles, the Dawntreader is purposed for long endurance flights, as well as powered flight to and from space, allowing for less planning and more emergent flights.

The Dawntreader is the first spaceplane of Halcyon design, and was intended to field larger spacestation modules with it's massive cargo bay. It's primary method of flight are six air-breathing turbofan engines, chosen for lower fuel consumption. Once at high altitude it must add additional liquid-rocket boosters to the combination to both accumulate air for the air-breathing engines for their final stage of use. Once too high to use air-breathing engines, the rockets are the only source of propulsion.

For takeoff, it is commonplace for the ODV-1 to be fitted with a large, wide, aerodynamic conformal fuel-tank which is jettisoned in atmosphere and picked up after parachuting to the ground. For longer duration or higher-altitude missions, the ODV-1 can also undergo mid-air refueling operations.


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"Humanity is a way for the cosmos to know itself." - Carl Sagan
"Besides, if God didn't want us making glowing fish and insect-resistant corn, the building blocks of life wouldn't be so easy for science to fiddle with." - Dracoria

Why haven't I had anything new in my storefront for so long? This is why. I've been busy.

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"Humanity is a way for the cosmos to know itself." - Carl Sagan
"Besides, if God didn't want us making glowing fish and insect-resistant corn, the building blocks of life wouldn't be so easy for science to fiddle with." - Dracoria

Why haven't I had anything new in my storefront for so long? This is why. I've been busy.


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