Lindbergh class

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Lindbergh class
Lindbergh class (SFC)
Lindbergh class (SFC)
Commissioned 2003

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.[1]

Length 61 m
Beam 51 m
Mass 2.5 million kg
Payload Bay 10,000
Maximum Payload 1,000,000 kg
Crew 6
Passengers 125
Velocity 11,000 m/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

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