Fully reusable, single-stage-to-orbit spacecraft



Richard Varvill : scientist
Until now, all orbital spacecraft have used multiple stages. This has required jettisoning parts of a launch vehicle during the flight, in order to reduce weight. In the early 2020s it is expected however that a new prototype "space plane" is developed with funding from the EU.


http://nextbigfuture.com/2009/10/interview-of-richard-varvill-of.html


http://nextbigfuture.com/2009/10/interview-of-richard-varvill-of.html