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Towed Glider Air Launch System (TGALS)

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Towed Glider Air Launch System (TGALS)
Investigating an alternative approach to direct-carry air-launch . . . utilizing a one-third scale, twin fuselage glider to demonstrate proof-of-concept performance and operation. Seeking to show that a towed launch platform can carry a launch vehicle of 1 to 2 times its own weight, whereas the current state-of-the-art for direct-carry is roughly 0.7. More »

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