Lockheed Martin Skunk Works engineers struggling to build a commercial reusable launch vehicle with a takeoff weight that is 90% fuel have moved the payload for the proposed VentureStar RLV outside the fuselage for "internal packaging efficiency," the head of the VentureStar unit told Congress yesterday. Jerry Rising, president of VentureStar LLC, told the House Science space and aeronautics subcommittee the latest design would allow the planned commercial vehicle to deliver 25,000 ...


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