USAF seeks reusable booster concepts

Ideas for developing and operating a semi-reusable launcher that uses its engines to “rocket-back” for a gliding landing at the launch site have been requested by the US Air Force.

Under the USAF‘s reusable booster integrated demonstration concept options maturation study, organisations are to provide information on how technologies can be developed for an unmanned vertical take-off, horizontal landing rocket. They will also indicate how it would carry out suborbital missions and place heavy payloads into orbit. Continue reading…

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