|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||24/4172 ; 24/413.5R ; 24/405.3B ; 24/400.2 ; 24/407.4|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 48 인용 특허 : 19|
A reusable rocket airplane which may be utilized to launch satellites and other payloads into space. The airplane may also be used for rapid surface to surface flight. The reusable rocket airplane may be safely supplied with oxidizer in mid-air, achieve an altitude outside the Earth's atmosphere, and return safely to be used again. The rocket airplane utilizes unique concepts to secure its gas turbine engines for high speed flight, minimize fluid spillage during mid-air oxidizer transfer, as well as employs design features advantageous to the economical ...
[ We claim:] [1.] A rocket propelled airplane, comprising:a low pressure propellant tank in the wine or fuselage of said airplane, said propellant tank adapted to contain propellant therein;a rocket engine including a reservoir of cold high pressure gas and a heat exchanger to warm the gas in order to pressurize the propellant tank, wherein said rocket engine is an airbreathing engine having one or more air inlets;a pump to raise the propellant in the propellant tank from a low pressure to a higher pressure adapted for the use in the rocket engine; anda ...