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Alpex


Japanese spaceplane. Study 2000. Kawasaki unmanned glider to test technologies for HOPE spaceplane. Wing area 7.57 square meters.

AKA: Auto Landing Pre-Experimental Aircraft.
Gross mass: 450 kg (990 lb).
Height: 5.50 m (18.00 ft).
Span: 2.70 m (8.80 ft).

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  • Kawasaki Japanese manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft. Kawasaki, Japan. More...

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