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DARPA's XS-1 Spaceplane Takes Shape
Bethesda MD (SPX) May 24, 2016
The DARPA hopes to develop a reusable spaceplane, the XS-1, that can boost an upper stage and small orbital payload through the first stage ascent profile. The second stage would carry small satellites into low earth orbits. The initial customer for such a system is expected to be U.S. national security agencies. In effect, the XS-1 is intended to replace the traditional expendable "first stage" of a multistage launch vehicle, but with the capability of flying at hypersonic speeds. In a fashion si ... read more

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ISRO to test plane-shaped reusable rocket
India will test a small aeroplane-shaped vehicle this year as part of its programme to develop a reusable space launch vehicle, a senior official of Indian Space Research Organisation said. "W ... more
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US remembers astronauts killed, pledges to reach Mars
The United States marked the 30th anniversary Thursday of the explosion of the Challenger space shuttle with a pledge to remember lost astronauts as it presses on toward Mars. ... more
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Russia's Military Academy of Strategic Missile Forces accomplished the task of developing a power plant for a plane that allows it to alternate between the airbreathing regime during a flight in the ... more
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After a 25-year pause since the death of Russia's winged space shuttle program, known as Buran (Snowstorm) designed to serve as the Soviet counterpart to the US Space Shuttle, Russia is set to devel ... more
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Shuttle replica lifted and put on top of 747 carrier
The 747 jumbo jet that once ferried NASA's space shuttles back and forth from Houston to Florida in-between and after missions once again has a little extra weigh on its back. ... more
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