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  • It was basically like an air-launched Falcon 1; a small payload, 7 million dollar rocket.

    Mike Griffin's Closing Statement - NASA Watch

  • They include land and air-launched missiles with a range of less than 500 kilometers - so called “battlefield weapons.”

    Will Washington, Moscow Discuss Short-Range Nuclear Weapons?

  • While scientists have long studied the principles of air-launched rockets—Mr. Rutan recalls beginning preliminary work on such a project as long ago as 1991—Stratolaunch Systems Inc., as the new venture is called, still hasn't firmed up critical design details.

    Paul Allen, Supersizing Space Flight

  • Unlike conventional rockets that blast off from a pad, air-launched systems similar to the one Mr. Allen wants to put together are designed to deliver a broad range of satellites to space without the constraints of weather or optimal times and locations to try to reach specific orbits.

    Paul Allen, Supersizing Space Flight

  • Despite pledging over $100 billion to maintain and modernize nuclear delivery systems, the plan makes a commitment only to a next-generation submarine not to a next-generation bomber, ballistic missile, or air-launched cruise missile.

    The New Start Treaty: Time for a Careful Look

  • Today, even if you throw in all of Russia's 540 long-range missiles, and its possible 856 air-launched cruise missiles (all limited by the new treaty), Russia still does not have more than 1700 offensive missiles in its entire inventory.

    Joe Cirincione: Romney's Worst Foreign Policy Mistake

  • A separate "tactical directive," he said, was designed to govern the use of air-launched weapons "because, of course, if you drop a bomb on a house, if you're not sure who's in it, you can kill a lot of innocent civilians in a hurry."

    Senate confirms Gen. Petraeus as new Afghan war commander

  • In preparation for a suborbital jaunt aboard an air-launched rocketship, passengers this month are to report to a private training institute in Pennsylvania known as the National Aerospace Training and Research Center, or NASTAR.

    It’s Training Time for Space Tourists | Impact Lab

  • Bombs and air-launched missiles, guided by laser bemas, infrared images and television pictures, slammed into target after target, erasing memories of embarrassing misses in earlier attacks on Libya and Panama.

    A New Kind Of Warfare

  • One is a vehicle about the size of a corporate jet that would be air-launched from a carrier aircraft similar to a 747, More than 30 years ago the air force regularly flew the air-launched X-15 to the boundary of orbit, at a negligible cost per mission.

    Nasa's Space Station Zero

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