First Flight For Australian Subscale Reusable Launch Demonstrator

Credit: J. R. Llobet
While other high-profile reusable space launch vehicle projects are focused on development of vertically landed first stages or the recovery of main engines, a team in Australia is beginning to flight test a different approach to cutting launch costs. Theirs is a wing-borne, fly-back booster and a...
Guy Norris

Guy is a Senior Editor for Aviation Week, covering technology and propulsion. He is based in Colorado Springs.

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