Feb 5, 2014

DARPA wants hypersonic space drone with daily launches

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By Toshio SuzukiStars and Stripes

A release from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency explained how “quick, affordable and routine access to space” is becoming increasingly critical to DOD operations.

“We want to build off of proven technologies to create a reliable, cost-effective space delivery system with one-day turnaround,” said Jess Sponable, DARPA program manager for the XS-1, in the release. “How it’s configured, how it gets up and how it gets back are pretty much all on the table—we’re looking for the most creative yet practical solutions possible.”

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