Germany’s Polaris To Flight Test Scaled Aurora Spaceplane

Polaris’ recently rolled-out ALEDA demonstrator will be used to validate the flight characteristics for the Aurora’s configuration during take-off, landing and cruise-flight.
Credit: Polaris Raumflugzeuge
Germany-based space startup Polaris has been awarded a contract by the country’s defense ministry to build and flight-test a scaled demonstrator of its proposed Aurora reusable space plane. The contract, announced by Polaris on March 17, builds on a €250,000 ($275,000) study contract awarded in 2021...

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