Wednesday, May 24, 2017

DARPA And Boeing Are Teaming Up to Build a Hypersonic Spaceplane

Daily Mail: The X-37b's big brother gets the go ahead: Boeing to build XS-1 'Phantom Express' hypersonic space plane that will allow short notice military satellite launches

* The project, known as XS-1, is expected to debut in 2020,
* Will 'provide short-notice, low-cost access to space'
* Takes off like a rocket, releases an expendable second-stage rocket and satellite, then turns around and land like an airplane on a runway

The mysterious X-37b spaceplane has captured the imagination of many, with some suggesting it is a spy plane and others who think it could be a space bomber.

But now its big brother is one step closer to being built.

The project, known as XS-1, is expected to debut in 2020, and military bosses claim it will 'bolster national security by providing short-notice, low-cost access to space.'

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More News On DARPA And Boeing Teaming Up to Build a Hypersonic Spaceplane

DARPA and Boeing Team Up to Build a Hypersonic Spaceplane, the "Phantom Express" -- Popular Mechanics
Boeing will make the military’s new hypersonic spaceplane -- Verge
Boeing is building DARPA's new hypersonic space plane -- Endgadget
DARPA just announced it's one step closer to building a hypersonic space plane -- Business Insider
Boeing will build DARPA’s XS-1 Spaceplane -- Next Big Future
Boeing Awarded Contract to Design US Plane Capable of Space Flight - Pentagon -- Sputnik


Aizino Smith said...

"LMAO" - Jay not an aerospace engineer

Anonymous said...

Love the name, already warning us of the massive cost overruns that will be part of the program.

Jay Farquharson said...


Aizino Smith said...

DARPA does some good stuff.

I remember this little thing called the internet, when it was just confined to about a dozen schools on the east coast.