The Lindbergh class space ferry was launched in 2003, filling the role of the old Space Shuttle as the primary surface-to-orbit spacecraft. Early versions of the Lindbergh class were equipped with booster rockets, much like the Shuttle, but advances in early 21st century technology eventually eliminated the need them; the class was also equipped with eight cargo ports per side, for ready cargo access. The Lindbergh class played a vital role in the completion of the Orbital Power Satellite network, which guaranteed energy independence for Earth, as well as in the construction of orbiting satellite cities.
|Mass||2.5 million kg|
|Velocity||11,000m/second (Earth escape)|
|Range||Orbital to circumlunar|
|Landing/Takeoff||Horizontal Takeoff and Landing (HTOL)|
|Engines||Chemical Boost Single Stage to Orbit (SSTO)|
|Engine Configuration||Aerospike Plug nozzle with 24 coordinated small engines for greater efficiency and reliability|