|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||246/2 ; 246/158 ; R ; 246/63|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 16 인용 특허 : 14|
A space vehicle has two stages: one containing an air motor; the other containing a rocket propellent motor. After the space vehicle has been launched, flexible wings such as parafoils can be used to recover stages of the space vehicle. In addition, flexible wings such as a parafoil can be used to aid in the delivery payload in the second stage into its orbital state.
A space launch system for placing a payload into earth orbit comprising: a space vehicle; flexible lifting wing surface means for achieving orbital altitudes of said space vehicle; and means for directly connecting said space vehicle and only said flexible lifting wing surface means in spaced relationship to each other so that the flexible lifting wing surface means and said space vehicle can move independently and relative to each other.