Multipurpose Nanomissiles

Posted: August 16, 2010 in Uncategorized
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How cool would it be to work in the Army’s Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) on their nanosatellite or nanomissile programs? Darn cool, I’d offer.

Since the Army is looking at nanosatellites (ranging up to approximately 10kg according to Wikipedia‘s definition) that might cost $300k to $1 million, SMDC will need a nanomissile/nanorocket to place them in orbit.

The nano booster system envisioned would be about 12 feet tall, two feet in diameter, liquid fueled, and with strap-on solid augmentation, could be used to put somewhat larger (25kg) satellites on orbit.

The cost would be somewhere between $150k and $1 million for the launch vehicle, depending on configuration.

Bob Goddard would certainly enjoy it, even if I’m mixing metric/non-metric standards!


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