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Saenger I

Saenger 1 Spaceplane
Credit: Mark Lindroos
German manned spaceplane. Study 1964. MBB design for a vertical-launch, horizontal landing two-stage winged launch vehicle.

The upper stage had a configuration similar to the later US shuttle, with a seventy-degree double-delta wing, except with wingtip fins as on Dyna-Soar. The design effort was funded from 1962-1969 with DM 16.5 million of German government funds.

Crew Size: 2.

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Associated Launch Vehicles
  • Saenger I German winged orbital launch vehicle. Final version of the Saenger spaceplane, as conceived by Eugen Saenger during his lifetime. A rocket propelled sled would be used for horizontal launch of delta-winged, rocket-propelled first and second stages. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Saenger German manufacturer of rockets, spacecraft, and rocket engines. Saenger, Germany. More...

  • Jenkins, Dennis R,, Space Shuttle: The History of the National Space Transportation System : The First 100 Missions, Third edition, Voyageur Press, 2001.

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