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China aims to launch a reusable spaceplane in 2020

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2017
by Alex Muller

China plans to launch its reusable spaceplane in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

DARPA prepares to build a new space plane-drone

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency's "XS-1" project, is on a mission to build a reusable vehicle for launching small payloads into orbit.

Secret space plane finally lands after 663 days in space

Posted in Hardware on 13th Oct, 2014
by Alex Muller

The US Air Force is preparing to land X-37B, a kind of robotic space plane that has spent a record 665 consecutive days in space.