IAA: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries’ spaceplane roadmap

by | May 29, 2008 | Commercial human spaceflight | 1 comment

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click through to the extended section for more details about the next step in MHI’s spaceplane work, a small reusable vehicle

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The image aboves shows the MHI spaceplane in various views with some basic data such as a payload of 1,000kg (2,200lb)

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This image refers to various studies undertaken by MHI to determine the ability of the vehicle to dump its fuel in a abort scenario. But it also gives a much better view of the vehicle and its upper stage and the location of the propellant tanks 

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