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Boeing and DARPA design Phantom Express spaceplane

Tinuku ~ Boeing in collaboration with U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will design, build and test a new spaceplane called Phantom Express. Autonomous round-trip spaceplane enables the launch of small satellites faster and cheaper in the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program.

Tinuku Boeing and DARP design Phantom Express spaceplane

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and DARPA collaborate to design, build and test demonstration technologies for the Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) program. Development of an autonomous spaceplane for takeoff, carrying and rolling out the upper stage of a small satellite launch of 1,361 kg into low Earth orbit.



Boeing and DARPA will jointly invest in development. Phantom Express took off and flew toward the edge of the sky to exert the rocket launch and returned to Earth, then landed to the airport on the runway to prepare for the next flight.

"Phantom Express is designed to transform the satellite launch process as we know it today, creating new space launch capabilities at lower cost and less risk," said Darryl Davis, president, Boeing Phantom Work.

Spaceplane is designed, operated and groomed using principles similar to modern aircraft. The Aerojet Rocketdyne AR-22 engine is the main engine version that operates using liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen.

Phantom Express will acquire advanced aircraft design and thermal protection of the third generation to create a vehicle capable of flying at high speed. In the pilot phase of this program Boeing and DARPA plan to conduct 10 flight demonstrations for 10 days.

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