SVC-30 Ox Aerospace Lift Tug
These tugs were only officially designated by number.
|Span :||[9.4] meters|
|Weight:||[65.2] metric tons.|
The Southern Cross Aerospace Command determined the need for a vehicle to assist in launching their space vessels into a low earth orbit for launch to conserve their reaction mass for deep space operations. An auxiliary requirement was for the vehicle to assist in launching their space vessels when a rapid launch situation required more launch facilities than were available at the major space facilities. These requirements led to the development of the Ox space lift tug that allows naval vessels to be launched vertically into low earth orbit while the vessels using the primary launch facilities would launch in a more conventional angled launch profile.
The Ox consists of mostly engine and reaction mass. Five Oxen are capable of lifting a fully loaded Battle-class destroyer to low earth orbit.
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