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Teledyne Spaceplane

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http://www.xcor.com/products/vehicles/frequent_flyer_and_teledyne_brown_spaceplane.html

http://selenianboondocks.com/2008/01/orbital-access-methodologies-part-i-air-launched-ssto/
 

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Re: DeLong Spaceplane [was Teledyne Spaceplane]

As Teledyne subsequently assigned ownership and IPR to Dan DeLong, this thread should probably be the DeLong Spaceplane(s)!

I like the teaser on the XCOR page:

[quote author=XCOR website]
DeLong’s earlier designs will certainly play a role when XCOR moves beyond the suborbital Lynx and builds a fully orbital launcher.
[/quote]

There have been other teasers at conferences where XCOR have presented in the last year or so. IIRC they have two possible orbital designs, but are yet to decide which one to go for. (I'm sure I've got a quote somewhere, but struggling to find it right now ...) I'm not expecting any new design to be just like the designs done whilst at Teledyne, but it will be interesting to see how much they influence it.
 

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