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PWSP 1.5 Hypersonic Attack & Recon drones to keep America safe!

15 Feb 2014, 23:05 UTC
PWSP 1.5 Hypersonic Attack & Recon drones to keep America safe!
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REUSABLE XS-1 ATTACK DRONE HYPERSOAR VEHICLE UNDER DEVELOPMENT"I've seen the future and its Hypersonic with low-cost heavy lift:It wouldn't would take much to take virgin galactic platform and turn-it in to hypersonic capable vehicle. It would take much to modify Orion to sit on top of a Spacex Falcon Super Heavy or a ULA Vehicle.. Just saying DARPA & NASA ;)" - DRS Rant 6444.Y.2.15.2014The Defense Department is attempting to develop a new unmanned spacecraft that could enter low Earth orbit faster and with more frequency than ever before.If DARPA gets what it wants, the new XS-1 experimental space drone would be designed to travel at hypersonic speeds and be durable enough to fly once a day for 10 days in a row.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 ...

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