Polaris Flies German-Funded Spaceplane Demonstrator


Credit: Polaris Spaceplanes
German space startup Polaris Spaceplanes has performed the first flight of its spaceplane demonstrator built under a contract from the German defense ministry. Built in eight months, the company’s 120-kg (265-lb.), 3.5-m (11.5-ft.) Athena air vehicle took to the air for the first time at Peenemünde...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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