posted on Nov, 18 2018 @ 09:32 PM
Not to be a troll, but there sure was a lot of dismissiveness by the experts on here in some of the fast mover threads and “WTF did I see
refueling” thread when TSTOs were discussed AKA the XB-70, XB-176, SR-75, etc.
Funny there are two stories active today on ATS - the Cosmic Girl thread and this. I may have been fairly average in calculus, but if a 747 can serve
as an effective first stage for a TSTO, then how much better (more energy) would a large airframe able to travel at Mach 2-4 at 80-90K feet be for a
I’m betting the US had such a bird/system in the early 90s to at least early 2000s. Seems like the Chinese engineers think TSTO with a fast
mothership is a pretty good idea too. Guess they don’t read ATS though.