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Australian Subscale Reusable Launch Demonstrator
« on: 01/25/2016 08:25 PM »
From Aviation Week:


While other high-profile reusable space launch vehicle projects are focused on development of vertically landed first stages or the recovery of main engines, a team in Australia is beginning to flight test a different approach to cutting launch costs. Theirs is a wing-borne, fly-back booster and a reusable, scramjet-powered second stage.

The first demonstrator element of the Austral Launch Vehicle (ALV), a subscale first stage of a low-cost launcher aimed at the small-satellite market, is being readied for envelope expansion tests following its initial flight near Brisbane, Australia, in December. A larger-scale version of the booster will be powered by liquid-fueled rocket engines and fitted with a pivoting, oblique wing for the fly-back recovery. Mounted atop a pair of back-to-back boosters will be a rocket or scramjet-powered second-stage accelerator and a rocket-powered upper stage to deliver smallsats to orbit.

http://aviationweek.com/space/first-flight-australian-subscale-reusable-launch-demonstrator?NL=AW-014&Issue=AW-014_20160125_AW-014_469&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_2&utm_rid=CPEN1000000910137&utm_campaign=4767&utm_medium=email&elq2=48a614c7c58346ee9bc0e1df4273a8f4
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Re: Australian Subscale Reusable Launch Demonstrator
« Reply #1 on: 01/26/2016 03:04 AM »
There's a thread on ALV in the Commercial Space Flight General forum

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39120
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Re: Australian Subscale Reusable Launch Demonstrator
« Reply #2 on: 01/26/2016 10:42 AM »
There's a thread on ALV in the Commercial Space Flight General forum

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39120
Thanks Steven, this one is about the upcoming flight tests, perhaps worth a thread merge?

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Re: Australian Subscale Reusable Launch Demonstrator
« Reply #3 on: 01/27/2016 02:22 AM »
There's a thread on ALV in the Commercial Space Flight General forum

http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=39120
Thanks Steven, this one is about the upcoming flight tests, perhaps worth a thread merge?


okay so which section then??

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