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Experimental Spaceplane Shooting for “Aircraft-Like” Operations in Orb - 09/20/2013
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Commercial, civilian and military satellites provide crucial real-time information essential to providing strategic national security advantages to the United States. The current generation of satellite launch vehicles, however, is expensive to operate, often costing hundreds of millions of dollars per flight. Moreover, U.S. launch vehicles fly only a few times each year and normally require scheduling years in advance, making it extremely difficult to deploy satellites without lengthy pre-planning. Quick, affordable and routine access to space is increasingly critical for U.S. Defense Department operations. To help address these challenges, DARPA has established the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Read more



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