Potential delay for first test flight of India's spaceplane demonstrator

Posted in Science on 2nd Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

The unmanned sub-orbital spacecraft was scheduled to be launched in February, but technical difficulties may put back the flight to the first week of April.

US Military Awards New Contracts for XS-1 Space Plane

Posted in Business on 8th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

DARPA aims to build a reusable vehicle to provide 'quick, affordable and routine' access to space, which it says is ' critical for both national and economic security'.

Skylon spaceplane developers reveal the antifreeze method for the sabre hypersonic engine

Posted in Hardware on 11th Jul, 2015
by Alex Muller

The engine could enable a single stage to orbit vehicle.

Reaction Engines UK will have new tests of their Skylon Single stage to orbit Spaceplane engine prototype

Posted in Hardware on 30th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

The engine requires a novel design to allow operation in both air-breathing and rocket modes.

ESA successfully test flies mini-spaceplane

Posted in Science on 12th Feb, 2015
by Alex Muller

The future of space travel is all about rapid reusability.