Vector rocket will be second stage of DARPA spaceplane for cheap daily microsatellite launches

Posted in Hardware on 24th Oct, 2016
by Alex Muller

DARPA is targeting turnaround times and consistency that would permit XS-1 to launch "10 times in 10 days."

DARPA's XS-1 hypersonic spaceplane to fly by 2017

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

The XS-1 (short for eXperimental Spaceplane) will be capable of multiple return flights to space, deploying satellites and the like at least 10 times a year.