Rocket sled launch
A rocket sled launch is a method of launching space vehicles. A rail or maglev track and a rocket or jet booster is used to accelerate a sled holding a vehicle up an eastward facing mountain slope. Substantial fuel savings can be gained since the spacecraft does not need to use its engines for the initial acceleration, allowing a single-stage-to-orbit reusable vehicle.
For hypersonic research in general, tracks at Holloman Air Force Base have tested, as of 2011, small rocket sleds moving at up to 6,453 mph (10,385 km/h) (Mach 8.5).
Effectively a 'sky ramp' would make the most expensive, first stage of a rocket fully reusable since the sled is returned to its starting position, to be refueled and may be reused in the order of hours after use. Present launch vehicles have performance-driven costs of thousands of dollars per kilogram of dry weight; sled launch would aim to reduce performance requirements and amortize hardware expenses over frequent, repeated launches. Designs for mountain based inclined rail 'rocket' sleds often use jet engines or rockets to accelerate the spacecraft mounted on it. Electromagnetic methods (such as Bantam, Maglifter, and StarTram) are another technique investigated to accelerate a rocket before launch, potentially scalable to greater rocket masses and velocities than air launch.

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Rocket sled launch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Rocket sled launch is a method of launching space vehicles. A rail or maglev track and a rocket or jet booster is used to accelerate a sled holding a vehicle up  ...
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Rocket sled - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A rocket sled is reported to have been used in the closing days of World War II by the Germans to launch a winged A4b strategic rocket from an underground ...
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The case for rocket sled assisted launch on a mountain slope ...
Basically I still have to do the trade off but by reading and thinking I have become so convinced that rail launch by means of rocket sled on a ...
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Sky Ramp Technology - G2mil
The solution is a "Sky Ramp" assisted-launch to propel an RLV on a sled to ... This can be done with today's rocket engines or pneumatic accelerators at less ...
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Tunnel Launch is Best - G2mil
The experts at Skyramp have always considered pneumatic (compressed air) launch a superior method of assisted launch compared to rocket sled rail launch.
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Other Future Launch Concepts - G2mil
Electro-mag supporters should view Rocket sled launches as a first step and support ... Afterwards, they can obtain funding to build a rocket sled sky ramp with  ...
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Rocket SLed Launch to LKO - Kerbal Space Program Forum
Rocket sled launch TO LKO CHALLENGE! Hello Forum! Today I present to you, a CHALLENGE! Jeb has decided that launching a rocket ...
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Sandia National Laboratories: Sled Track
Sandia National Laboratories' Rocket Sled Track Facility in Albuquerque, New ... The large ejector sled capability includes launching test items weighing up to ...
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Rocket Sled Assisted Launch, page 1 - Above Top Secret
Rocket Sled Assisted Launch has emerged as a superior method to any of NASA's SLI launch proposals and does not require research or ...
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An example of Rocket sled launch assist: NASA's Maglifter proposal for giving a .... Auburn University, AL, 36849; Link to Lockheed Proposal for a sled based ...
Rocket sled - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A rocket sled is a test platform that slides along a set of rails, propelled by rockets. ... days of World War II by the Germans to launch a winged A4b strategic rocket ...
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In 1931, he received a bachelor's degree from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, an MA ... The first run on the rocket sled took place on 30 April 1947 with ballast.
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Rockets Can Run On Toffee, Engineer Demonstrates - Science Daily
Oct. 12, 2009 — An engineer at the University of Hertfordshire helped ... “Rockets do not necessarily have to be run on materials derived from oil as there ... Earlier this year, Wilkinson and a student team also developed a rocket sled which will ...
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On the Launch Pad: A Counting Book About Rockets (Know Your Numbers)
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5.6.1 Airless bodies Since there are several factors governing a launch trajectory, it is instructive to distinguish the eects ... or from a mountain- top, using a modi® ed gun, or, for example, an electromagnetic sled to give the appropriate velocity.
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Did the Germans launch a crewed rocket into space in 1933?
On October 29, 1933, the London Sunday Referee published a report from Rugen, an island in the Baltic Sea, just off the coast of Germany. Someone named Otto Fischer had flown inside a 24-foot steel rocket, to an altitude of six miles. Were the Germans really testing out a rocket that could carry people, nearly three decades before Yuri Gagarin?
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F-35 Ejection Seat Tested Using Rocket Sleds [Video]
BAE Systems have been testing the ejection seat for the revolutionary new F-35 multi-role fighter jet by launching it off of rocket sleds at 600mph. The ne
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