LES MUREAUX, France – Airbus Defense and Space unveiled a new reusable launch vehicle concept that would return the most costly portions of a rocket – the propulsion systems and avionics – to Earth for a drone-like runway landing. Known as Adeline (Advanced Expendable Launcher with Innovative engine Economy), the partly reusable launcher has been in the early stages of development at Airbus since 2010. Airbus says Adeline would be immediately adaptable to Europe’s ...

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