- Statement of Operational Objectives
- Systems Requirements Document
- MILITARY SPACEPLANE INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY TESTBED (MSPITT)Commerce Business Daily: February 21, 1997
- Briefing For Industry (BFI)
- MSP ITT BFI QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS 11 MARCH 97
- Launch on Demand Impact [LODI] Study - June 1998
- The Need for a Dedicated Space Vehicle for Defensive Counterspace Operations David D. Thompson; Edward F. Greer (Faculty Advisor) Air Command and Staff College April 1998 -- This vehicle should be ground-stationed, reusable, and prepared to launch into earth orbit in time of heightened tensions or war to carry out the defensive counterspace mission.
- Man's Place in Spaceplane Flight Operations: Cockpit, Cargo Bay, or Control Room? David M. Tobin; Mikael S. Beno (Faculty Advisor) Air Command and Staff College April 1998 -- The proper place for humans in military Spaceplane flight operations is always in the control room, sometimes in the cargo bay, but possibly never in a traditional cockpit environment.
- Access to Space: Routine, Responsive and Flexible: Implications for an Expeditionary Force Dewey Parker; Edward F. Greer (Faculty Advisor) Air Command and Staff College April 1999 -- The near-future advent of Reusable Launch Vehicles and their implications for an Expeditionary Air Force as an illustration of how future Joint Force Commanders may effectively bring aerospace power to bear in the battlespace as a combined, synergistic whole.
- Phillips Laboratory Contracting
- NASA's RLV Technology Program
- Aerospike Nozzle Engines
- Spacecast 2020 - Spacelift: Suborbital, Earth to Orbit and On-Orbit
- Air Force 2025 Spacelift 2025 The Supporting Pillar for Space Superiority
- Air Force 2025 A Hypersonic Attack Platform: The S3 Concept
- Air Force 2025 Space Operations: Through The Looking Glass (Global Area Strike System)
- X-Prize Society sponsors a competitive prize rewarding advancement in low-cost human spaceflight for the public. The X PRIZE will stimulate the development of commercial space tourism by awarding a US $10,000,000 cash purse to the first private team to build and fly a reusable spaceship capable of carrying three individuals on a sub-orbital flight.
- Advent Launch Services Space Flight Booster Society
- Black Horseis a proposed design for a single stage to orbit, reusable launch vehicle. The primary investigator for the Black Horse was Mitchell Burnside Clapp.
- Eclipse - Kelly Space & Technology
- Delta Clipper
- Kistler Reusable Rocketships
- Pioneer Rocketplane- a new company dedicated to revolutionizing aviation and space launch.
- ROTON - HMX, Inc.
- SKYLON - Reaction Engines Ltd. addresses the technical deficiencies encountered in the original HOTOL vehicle
Some other novel launchers
- Scorpius - Microcosm, Inc.
- Pac Astro's PA-X
- GreenSpace and other projects of William Mook Jr.
- "X-directory" by Guy Norris and Graham Warwick, Flight International January 6-12, 1999
- Broad Agency Announcement 98-01 9 Jan 98 Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Space Vehicles Directorate (VS)
- Phillips Lab, Boeing roll out Space Maneuver Vehicle Released: Sep 3, 1997 - The Space Maneuver Vehicle Program ties into another larger program called the Military Spaceplane Program.
- Microcosm, Inc. Scorpius MINIMUM COST DESIGN EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY - January 26, 1998
- X-33 Space plane ventures closer By 1st Lt. Chris Hemrick, Air Force Flight Test Center Public Affairs Leading Edge February '98
- X-33 PROGRESS 03-Nov-97 THE REPLACEMENT FOR THE U-S SPACE SHUTTLE HAS CLEARED A MAJOR DESIGN HURDLE
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