A system for launching an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) payload includes a launch tube, liquid rocket, and launch control assembly. The rocket is positioned in the launch tube and contains the UAV payload. A booster assembly may include a canister partially filled with liquid. A gas cylinder is filled with compressed gas. The liquid is pre-pressurized by the gas or mixed with the gas right before launch such that, upon launch, liquid and gaseous thrust stages launch the rocket to a threshold altitude. The UAV payload deploys after reaching the threshold ...
1. A system for launching an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) payload, the system comprising: a launch tube;a liquid rocket positioned within the launch tube, including: a cylindrical body circumscribed by the launch tube when the liquid rocket is positioned within the launch tube;a booster assembly connected to the cylindrical body, wherein the booster assembly includes:a volume of liquid;compressed gas; anda UAV payload disposed within the cylindrical body; anda launch control assembly positioned with respect to the launch tube, wherein the launch control...
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