Re: Another mighty initial thrust idea
I have to say that while I can see that there is lots of evidence of ground based rockets launching successfully (and more than a few unsuccessful ones). The additional problems of an air launch and a rocket-that-must-also-function-as-a-plane make these all but irrelevant to the LOHAN project.
It's my belief that a test launch at ground level will make the differences abundantly clear. Especially if that launch is from a suspended platform.