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Thunderbird

Thunderbird [Starchaser]

Thunderbird is british Starchaser Industries' entry to win the X-Prize. It is a completly recoverable and reusable suborbital rocket, consisting of 4 boosters and two stages. All stages and boosters are powered by liquid-fueled StarDrive engines and are to be recovered by parachutes. The three-seated Thunderbird capsule is also recovered by parachutes too after reaching a height of 100 km. Starchaser plans to conduct 2 launches in 2005 from Australia, flying 6 persons in total. The first flight is to be crewed by Anthony Haynes, Steve Bennett and an unidentified space tourist.

Version Strap-On Stage 1 Stage 2
Thunderbird-RLV 4 × Booster / StarDrive Stage 1 / StarDrive Stage 2 / StarDrive
No.TypNo Type             Date          LS      Payload 

None


planned launches

 1       Thunderbird-RLV  xx.xx.2005    ?  *    Thunderbird F1
 2       Thunderbird-RLV  xx.xx.2005    ?  *    Thunderbird F2


Launch sites:

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