Polaris Flies German-Funded Spaceplane Demonstrator


Credit: Polaris Spaceplanes
German space startup Polaris Spaceplanes has performed the first flight of its spaceplane demonstrator built under a contract from the German defense ministry. Built in eight months, the company’s 120-kg (265-lb.), 3.5-m (11.5-ft.) Athena air vehicle took to the air for the first time at Peenemünde...

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