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Check this out

http://www.hobbyspace.com/AAdmin/archive/RLV/2006/IAC-06-E3.4.07-Vehra-ACE.pdf
 

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Dassault is still dreaming about the space shuttle - at least at academic level.
 

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It seems Dassault is still actively studying this and a report is due out soon http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/hyperbola/2010/04/dassault-gives-k1000vehra-subo.html.

Of course there are so many suborbital/space tourism related designs and concepts around that attracting serious funding will be a huge challenge (especially given the current political/economic climate). I'm sure some in Europe/ESA would love to have a European system to 'compete' with all the ones under active development in the US but I doubt any politicians will support that out of public funding.
 

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Dreams no more than that, only a post-Hermes' nightmare dreams....
 

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cardonet said:
FutureSpaceTourist said:
It seems Dassault is still actively studying this and a report is due out soon http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/hyperbola/2010/04/dassault-gives-k1000vehra-subo.html.

On the Dassault website:
http://www.dassault-aviation.com/en/space/about-our-space-activities/space-vehicle-studies/vehra.html?L=1

And a new update
http://www.dassault-aviation.com/en/aviation/press/in-the-air/in-the-air-2010/aviation-suborbitale-a-la-frontiere-de-lespace.html?L=1
 

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A nice image of the VHS is attached (from FlightGlobal article). Thought we should have something on this thread that shows what it would look like!
 

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in 2011 Dassault use now the term:
Le projet de micro-lanceur aéroporté "MLA"
Project of micro launch from airports
for it Rafale micro sat launcher and VEHRA suborbital sat launcher
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,5583.msg134582.html#msg134582
http://www.dassault-aviation.com/fr/aviation/actualites/archives/2011/activites-spatiales.html?cHash=8328870e9f

but i see in the YT video a old problem of all this airliner launch concepts, VEHRA pass close at tail unit
i think it would better it Dassault modify the Airbus with a v-tail
 

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