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Number: 244/159.3
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > Reusable or returnable > Having aerodynamic lifting body (e.g., space shuttle)
Description: Subject matter in which the spacecraft includes structure that produces aerodynamic lift that enables the spacecraft upon return to the celestial body"s atmosphere to be flown as an aircraft to an appropriate landing site.










Patents under this class:

Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8534598 Direct flight far space shuttle Sep. 17, 2013
8528853 In-line staged horizontal takeoff and landing space plane Sep. 10, 2013
8500070 Personal spacecraft Aug. 6, 2013
8478571 Plug and play reconfigurable processor boards for use with mission spacecraft design tools in rapidly developable spacecraft Jul. 2, 2013
8275498 System and method for assessing the risk of conjunction of a rocket body with orbiting and non-orbiting platforms Sep. 25, 2012
8168929 Non-powered, aero-assisted pre-stage for ballistic rockets and aero-assisted flight vehicles May. 1, 2012
7834859 Process for recovering a spacecraft first stage Nov. 16, 2010
7654489 Lifting body aircraft and reentry vehicle with chines Feb. 2, 2010
7509774 Apparatus for integrating a rigid structure into a flexible wall of an inflatable structure Mar. 31, 2009
7313362 High altitude airborne craft used as radio relay and method for placing said airborne craft on station Dec. 25, 2007
7281682 Spacecraft and launch system Oct. 16, 2007
7240878 High wing monoplane aerospace plane based fighter Jul. 10, 2007
7229048 Aerodynamic control of a hypersonic entry vehicle Jun. 12, 2007
7055781 Cooled insulation surface temperature control system Jun. 6, 2006
6885299 Geopositionable expendable sensors and the use therefor for monitoring surface conditions Apr. 26, 2005
6666409 Crewed on-orbit, returnable, and reusable space vehicle Dec. 23, 2003
6616092 Reusable flyback rocket booster and method for recovering same Sep. 9, 2003
6612522 Flyback booster with removable rocket propulsion module Sep. 2, 2003
6557803 Crewed on-orbit, returnable, and reusable space vehicle May. 6, 2003
6454216 Reusable booster for the first stage of a launcher Sep. 24, 2002
6450452 Fly back booster Sep. 17, 2002
6446905 Janus reusable spacecraft system Sep. 10, 2002
6322022 Burn through resistant systems for transportation, especially aircraft Nov. 27, 2001
6260798 High-G compact folding wing Jul. 17, 2001
6193187 Payload carry and launch system Feb. 27, 2001
6123295 Fuel tank for lifting body re-entry vehicle Sep. 26, 2000
5740985 Low earth orbit payload launch system Apr. 21, 1998
5402965 Reusable flyback satellite Apr. 4, 1995
5395072 Propellant tank conformal lifting body spacecraft Mar. 7, 1995
5255873 Flying wing space launch assist stage Oct. 26, 1993
5190246 Shuttle orbiter with telescoping main propulsion unit and payload Mar. 2, 1993
5031857 Two-stage earth-to-orbit transport with translating oblique wings for booster recovery Jul. 16, 1991
4884770 Earth-to-orbit vehicle providing a reusable orbital stage Dec. 5, 1989
4836470 Aerospace vehicle having multiple propulsion systems on a relatively rotatable flying wing Jun. 6, 1989
4817895 Aerobraking orbital transfer vehicle Apr. 4, 1989
4703905 Manned entry vehicle system Nov. 3, 1987
4265416 Orbiter/launch system May. 5, 1981











 
 
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