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Message 1109911 - Posted: 26 May 2011, 9:27:22 UTC


http://www.universetoday.com/85962/uk-and-european-space-agencies-give-a-go-for-skylon-spaceplane/#more-85962
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Message 1110400 - Posted: 27 May 2011, 14:57:49 UTC - in response to Message 1109911.

It looks like a modified SR-71
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Message 1110738 - Posted: 28 May 2011, 12:11:24 UTC - in response to Message 1109911.



Unpiloted, too!

Oh Boy, I hope none of the airports around me are suitable for its use.

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Message 1110739 - Posted: 28 May 2011, 12:15:32 UTC

New 'space shuttle?' I am still wondering what, if anything NASA has planned for the replacement.
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Message 1110901 - Posted: 28 May 2011, 23:27:29 UTC

I'm willing to bet we will never see that plane go into low earth orbit.

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Message 1110937 - Posted: 29 May 2011, 1:40:52 UTC - in response to Message 1110901.

Doesn't appear to have enough wing area to function as an airplane, Also, no metal known could withstand the temperatures generated by a vehicle that would be going 18,000 miles per hour upon first re-entry into the atmosphere. There would have to be ablating ceramic tile so far as I know.

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Message 1111164 - Posted: 29 May 2011, 20:39:50 UTC

i imagine the "design" will change radically
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Message 1111313 - Posted: 30 May 2011, 7:59:05 UTC

New 'space shuttle?' I am still wondering what, if anything NASA has planned for the replacement


There was the Ares I-X vehicle within the Constellation programme but it has all been cancelled.

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