Subject: How much fuel would be saved if the shuttle ignited from 4km altitude?
Date: Mon Apr 30 15:15:08 2001
Posted by cris
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How much of a weight reductuion would be obtained if the primary boosters for a
rocket were ignited once an altitude of 4000 (or so) metres had been reached?
In other words, if you didnt need rocket propellant to lift the craft (and
fuel) for those first 4000m.
Re: How much fuel would be saved if the shuttle ignited from 4km altitude?
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