Spaceplanes

Spaceplane designs.

Tu-2000

The Tupolev Tu-2000 was a planned long-range heavy bomber designed by the Tupolev design bureau of the 1980's. The aerospace plane was to provide high-speed intercontinental transportation,...

X-30 Aerospaceplane

The X-30 Aerospaceplane was a technology demonstator. It was a single stage to orbit passenger and light cargo craft taking off horizontally from a...

Buran Soviet Space Shuttle

Buran Soviet Space Shuttle only flew once to orbit. It was launched by Energia Launch Vehicle. About Buran Buran was the first reusable manned space vehicle in the Soviet...

Maks Air Launch System

Maks Spaceplane is a cancelled Russian Air-launched multi-purpose aerospace system. The aim was to reduce the cost of space operations. It was being developed...

Hermes Space Plane

Hermes Spaceplane was designed in the 1980's by ESA (European Space Agency), however, it was cancelled in the early 1990's for economic reasons. Hermes...

Dyna-Soar X-20

Nasa's 1960's Dyna-Soar (stands for DYNAmic SOARing) spaceplane was also known as the X-20. It was to be the first US Spaceplane to reach...

X-33

X-33 was the sub-scale prototype version of the Single Stage to Orbit Venture Star. It was wedge shaped X-33. It was developed jointly between NASA...

HL-20

HL-20 was a lifting body spaceplane concept researched and studied by Langley Research Center (LaRC) for manned orbital missions using an expendable launch vehicle. It had a...

X-15

North American X-15 rocket plane was an experimental aircraft project. It was the first aircraft to attain velocities of Mach 4, 5 and 6. The...

Dream Chaser

Dream Chaser is a reusable lifting-body space plane designed to resupply the International Space Station with both pressurized and unpressurized cargo. It is being developed by...

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