Rockwell International SC-27 Star Goose Light Passenger Shuttle

Rockwell International SC-27A Star Goose 1

ROBOTECH Technical Files

by Rob Morgenstern, Peter Walker and Pieter Thomassen

edited by Tim Wing

Attachments:

  • SC-27 reference file
  • SC-27 gallery

Designation: Rockwell International SC-27 Star Goose Light Passenger Shuttle

I. Dimensions.

  • Length: 24.8 meters
  • Wingspan: 25.3 meters
  • Height: 13.5 meters
  • Weight: 45.3 metric tons (A model), 48.6 metric tons (B model)
  • Booster length: 80.2 meters
  • Booster diameter: 26.8 meters

II. Type.

  • Two pilot, 18/14 passenger space shuttle.

III. Propulsion.

(SC-27A)

  • 8 GE FF8-20J2 fusion turbines located in banks of four on either side of the tail providing 137 kN of thrust each. There are two intakes on this model above the fuselage.

(SC-27B)

  • 10 Nakajima/P&W/Rolls-Royce FF-2001D fusion turbines located in banks of five on either side of the tail providing 119 kN of thrust each. There are three intakes on this model above the fuselage.
  • 5 Nakajima NBS-1 high-thrust vernier thrusters mounted on the bottom for VTOL capable of providing 100 kN of thrust each; 2 on each side and 1 located near the tail.

(All)

  • Miscellaneous thrusters located around the spacecraft for manuevering.
  • Tirolian generator capable of providing 40 MVA of power.
  • Booster required for orbital insertion.

IV. Performance:

(SC-27A)Rockwell International SC-27A Star Goose 10

  • Maximum generator endurance: 12 years
  • Maximum Range (space): Delta-v limit of 4.5 kps.
  • Maximum Range (boosted): Delta-v limit of 13.5 kps.

(SC-27B)

  • VTOL Capability
  • Maximum generator endurance: 12 years
  • Maximum Range (space): Delta-v limit of 4.1 kps.
  • Maximum Range (boosted): Delta-v limit of 13.1 kps.

V. Sensory Systems:

Radar System:

  • Hughes AWG-20 X-band pulse-Doppler radar, providing long-range detection and tracking of targets at all altitudes.

Optical tracking:

  • Thomson DOS-2000 multi-band digital camera system, for medium range traversable UV, infra-red imaging and optical band detection and tracking;

Tactical Electronic Warfare System (TEWS):

  • Elettronica Radar Warning Receiver (RWR)
  • OlDelft Infra-red Warning Receiver (IRWR)
  • Westinghouse ALQ-200(V) active radar jammer
  • Chaff dispenser
  • Flares
  • Active missile jammers
  • Multiple HF, VHF and UHF antennas.

VI. Armament:Rockwell International SC-27A Star Goose 2

  • None.

VII. Armor:

Full nuclear and chemical protection, immunity from hand fired solids and energy beams, shrapnel and other fragments. Limited protection from heavier weaponry, adequate up to 20mm autocannon shells or equivalent. Additional thermal shielding provided for repetitious re-entry maneuvers.

VIII. Development:

The SC-27 Star Goose was designed to provide a means to transport personnel and supplies from Earth up to spacecraft in orbit and back again. The passenger seats provide an individualized armor sheath/emergency life pod capable of sustaining life for up to 12 hours.

Few A models survived the Zentraedi Holocaust, mostly being stationed aboard the SDF-1. The UN Spacy still needed space shuttles to ferry troops up to the remaining Zentraedi fleet. Due to the limited production capabilities of the United Earth Government (UEG) until the procurement of the Factory Satellite, it was decided that a new model would be created that maximized sharing of components with other higher production units, especially the Valkyrie. The shuttle used the smaller the Valkyrie thrusters, but added a center thruster to each bank. The B model also has a third intake on top of the shuttle to support the VTOL thrusters.

Rockwell International SC-27A Star Goose 9

 


 

Robotech (R) is the property of Harmony Gold. The Super Dimension Fortress Macross (R) is the properties of Big West Advertising and Studio Nue. This document is in no way intended to infringe upon their rights.

Original artwork by: Shoji Kawamori, Miyatake Kazutaka, Haruhiko Mikimoto and Hidetaka Tenjin

Acknowledgement is extended to the work of Egan Loo and the Macross Compendium. Egan Loo is given all credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the Macross Compendium that has been utilized in this publication. 

Images Courtesy of Chad Wilson (Marchly) and the Macross Mecha Manual. Chad Wilson is given all credit for all images from the Macross Mecha Manual that have been utilized in this publication. 

Acknowledgement is extended to Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide. Peter Walker, Pieter Thomassen and Robert Morgenstern are given credit for all quotes and paraphrasing of the unofficial Robotech Reference Guide that has been utilized in this publication. 

Images From – Macross Perfect Memory and other macross books, Macross Mecha Manual

Content by Robert Morgenstern, with Pieter Thomassen and Peter Walker, edited by Tim Wing

Copyright © 1999, 1997, 1996 Robert Morgenstern, Pieter Thomassen, Peter Walker; 2015 Tim Wing

 

 

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