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Friday, July 18, 2014

Future Spaceship design

DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), an US military research division which engaged in the development of defense technology reveals the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. This program is making a new spaceship that is more efficient.
DARPA's XS-1, the design of future spacecraft. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1qMw4Dh)
Design concept aircraft has been shown through a video on YouTube. Visible spaceship with elongated capsules fitted a pair of wings. In the video length is 31 seconds, the new spaceship carrying a satellite to be released in space. Then, the plane returned to Earth for landing like an airplane in general.

As qouted from Gizmodo on Wednesday, July 16, 2014, the XS-1 program presents unmanned space fleet that can be flown from Earth and put a small satellite in space. Reportedly, the XS-1 fleet to fly 10 times in 10 days and can be bolted to the speed of Mach 10+.
This program will reduce the cost of carrying out the space to be less than U.S. $5 million per single flight times. DARPA has given major contracts Phase 1 of the XS-1 for three well-known companies such as The Boeing Company, Masten Space Systems and Northrop Grumman Corporation. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | GIZMODO]
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