Thales Alenia Space’s answer to EADS Astrium’s Space Jet

by | May 2, 2008 | Seradata News | 0 comments

These two images are taken from a presentation given by the Italian Aerospace research centre’s (CIRA) head of space programmes at the AIAA space planes, hypersonic systems and technologies conference here in Dayton, Ohio. The ARIES was developed in collaboration with Thales Alenia Space and the image below shows a variant of the ARIES that is a concept for hypersonic travel

As well as hypersonic transportation the ARIES also has this biconic lifting body capsule version that would be launched into orbit. Below is the image showing the ARIES’ landing architecture and below that is a close up showing that the vehicle would have landing gear

 

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