French winged orbital launch vehicle. Two stage to orbit horizontal takeoff / horizontal landing vehicle. Booster would be powered by scramjets to Mach 12 separation before second stage separated.
Status: Study 1990.
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Height: 28.50 m (93.50 ft).
Diameter: 17.50 m (57.40 ft).
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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