Boeing-Lockheed venture announces Vulcan rocket with reusable engine

April 14, 2015 6:00 PM

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The reusable engine on the Vulcan is estimated to save 90 percent in booster propulsion cost.

The Vulcan rocket will take the best parts of the Atlas V and Delta IV launch vehicles but will cut costs dramatically through a recyclable first-stage booster engine known as Sensible, Modular, Autonomous Return Technology (SMART), ULA said in an online statement.

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