Ascender II™ Project
Ascender II - The World's First Civilian SubOrbital Reusable Spaceplane!
"The World's First Civilian Manned SubOrbital Reusable SpacePlane!"™
Introducing:  Ascender II™

A truly "Gas and Go!" vehicle!  Designed to be "Turned and Burned!"
opening up
Civilian Space Access via our RocketRides™!
Acender II Project
Ascender II™ Vehicle Specifications:

The Ascender II™ is a six-seat fighter-sized vehicle with a high
performance delta wing configuration which provides great flight
characteristics at both subsonic and supersonic speeds.

The vehicle is powered by turbojet engines and a rocket engine, enabling
it to accelerate to speeds just over 3,500 fps (2,386 mph) and reach
altitudes in excess of 350,000 ft. (106 km) providing the experience of
Zero-G for four to six minutes!

The cabin is designed to maintain a comfortable temperature and
pressure for the crew while providing an excellent view of the Earth from
the edge of space. It is constructed with many of the same systems as a
normal jet aircraft, but also includes the features required for suborbital
flight capability including a rocket engine, reaction control system (RCS),
and internal air supply.

The
Ascender II™ operates from ordinary airfields well within the
established rules and practices for experimental aircraft.

Universal Aerospace, Inc. is targeting the Ascender II™ Series of
SubOrbital
spaceplanes for our RocketRides, as well as Small
Satellite Launches
.

General
Length: 54 ft.
Width: 32 ft.
Height: 15 ft. 6 in.
Diameter: 6 ft.
GTOW: 21,000 lbs.

Propulsion
Jet Engines: 2 - J85 Afterburning Turbojets @ 12,000 lbs. thrust
Rocket Engine: 1 - AJ35 Regenerative @ 35,000 lbs. thrust
Fuel and Oxidizer Propellant: Kerosene/LOX

Cabin
Payload Capacity: 1 - Pilot, 1 - Co-Pilot, and 4 - Crew/Tourists
Pressure: 10 psi
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First Look Computer Model!
Progress on Computer Model!
Ascender II Model Updated!
Adding Heat Shielding!
Bottom Full View of Ascender II!
Full View with AJ85 Afterburning Engines!