VentureStar was a proposed design for a single-stage-to-orbit reusable launch system. Lockheed Martin's Venturestar was to be the full scale commercial version of the X-33. Unfortunately the X-33 was cancelled in 2001. Venturestar was seen as a possible successor to the Space Shutle.

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Venturestar was going to use Aerospike Engines.

The VentureStar vehicle was designed to place up to 50,000 lb of payload in a LEO orbit and 15,000 lb in a GTO orbit. 


Height 38.7 m(127 ft)
Mass 116573 kg (257,000 lb)


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