Earl 2 Spaceplane
Credit: Mark Lindroos
German winged orbital launch vehicle. Later EARL version from 1990. Parallel staging, both stages winged and recoverable. Expendable upper stage for heavy-lift missions.
Status: Study 1990.
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EARL Vertical takoff / horizontal landing two-stage launch vehicle study from the 1980s. More...
Winged In the beginning, nobody (except Jules Verne) thought anybody would be travelling to space and back in ballistic cannon balls. The only proper way for a space voyager to return to earth was at the controls of a real winged airplane. More...
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ESA European agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. European Space Agency, Europe. More...
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