Comments: X-37 = SpaceShipTwo?

Scaled Composites built the X-37 vehicle for NASA, btw, on a contract that is at least as old as the Tier One program, so it isn't SpaceShipTwo. SS2 is supposed to be a bit over twice the size of SS1, and will require a whole new mothership, twice the size of White Knight, be built to carry it. X-37 is meant to test a design for an unmanned satellite launcher and associated technologies, which is significantly different from a 9 passenger suborbital tourist vehicle.

Posted by Mike Lorrey at August 17, 2005 01:01 PM
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