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Japanese Space Plane



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JSP Spaceplane
NAL / Mitsubishi Japanese Space Plane proposal.
Credit: Mitsubishi
Japanese winged orbital launch vehicle. NAL / Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. design for a single stage to orbit spaceplane. Crew of ten, empty mass 110 tonnes. LACE / Scramjet engines, 29 m wingspan.

LEO Payload: 20,000 kg (44,000 lb).

Status: Design 1995.
Gross mass: 350,000 kg (770,000 lb).
Payload: 20,000 kg (44,000 lb).
Height: 94.00 m (308.00 ft).
Diameter: 16.00 m (52.00 ft).

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Associated Countries
Associated Spacecraft
  • Japanese Space Plane Japanese manned spacecraft. Study 1995. NAL / Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. design for a single stage to orbit spaceplane. Crew of ten, empty mass 110 metric tons. LACE / Scramjet engines, 29 m wingspan. More...

See also
  • 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...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Mitsubishi Japanese manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Mitsubishi Electric Corp, Japan. More...

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