Pasadena, Calif. – Space Exploration Technologies ( SpaceX ) is negotiating with the FAA to allow the Grasshopper reusable launch test vehicle to fly at higher altitudes as part of a planned series of launch and landing evaluations. The Grasshopper test vehicle is “a small prototype testbed for an RLV” says Brian Bjelde, director, product and mission management at SpaceX . Speaking at AIAA Space 2012 here, Bjelde says that following initial static test fire tests, the 106-ft.-tall ...


You must have an Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) account or subscribe to this Market Briefing to access "SpaceX Discusses Higher Hops For Experimental Grasshopper".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.