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Alflex



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Alflex Spaceplane
Credit: NASDA
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Alflex Spaceplane
Credit: NASDA
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Alpex Spaceplane
Credit: Akira Sahara
Japanese spaceplane. Study 2000. Unmanned glider to test technology for Japanese HOPE spaceplane. Wing area 9.45 square meters.

AKA: Auto Landing Flight Experiment.
Gross mass: 760 kg (1,670 lb).
Height: 6.11 m (20.03 ft).
Span: 3.79 m (12.42 ft).

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