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Origin: United States of America
Parent System: XS-1
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Maiden Flight: 2017
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Description: The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Experimental Spaceplane XS-1 is an unmanned hypersonic vehicle capable of Mach 10 that will lower satellite launch costs. The new spacecraft will be able to deliver payloads of up to 5,000-lb into space at $5 million and 10 times per year. The DARPA expects to award the first contracts in May 2014 and select a lead contractor in 2015. The new space launch system will use a reusable first stage capable of flying at hypersonic speeds at suborbital altitude carrying one or more expendable upper stages that would separate and deploy a satellite into low-Earth orbit. The reusable hypersonic vehicle would then return to Earth and land as a conventional aircraft. The US military plans to start flight testing the new XS-1 by late 2017 and complete the first sub-orbital flight in 2018. The DARPA also hopes the XS-1 to serve as some sort of reconnaissance satellite or hypersonic vehicle testbed.
Top Speed: 10 mach (7,429 mph)
Payload: 5,000 pound (2.27 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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