Since we don't already have a topic on this:
A couple of quick observations on the second paper:
"Of all the three White Papers discussed above, the 1987 document “got it wrong” the...
The recent discussion about HERMES on Ariane 4 triggered a memory of another reusable lifting vehicle planned to be launched by Ariane 4 – the PLATO Platform Orbiter.
The PLATO concept of a small uncrewed winged reentry vehicle was developed by MBB-ERNO in the late Eighties to provide Europe...