The "Cobra Shuttle" is a derivative of the American Space Shuttle. The orbiter weighs 86 tons, the external fuel tanks weigh 29.3 tons, and the solid rocket booster weighs 2.75 tons. The shuttle can carry a maximum payload of 27.6 tons, it's maximum speed is escape velocity, and the spacecraft's maximum range is Earth's orbit.
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