Encyclopedia Astronautica
STS-2000 SSTO



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STS-2000B Spaceplane
STS-2000B Spaceplane 3 View
Credit: Mark Lindroos
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STS-2000E Spaceplane
Credit: Mark Lindroos
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STS-2000S Spaceplane
Credit: Mark Lindroos
French winged orbital launch vehicle. Single stage to orbit ramjet/rocket mix power horizontal takeoff / horizontal landing study of the 1980's.

Status: Study 1987.

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Associated Countries
See also
  • Winged In the beginning, nobody (except Jules Verne) thought anybody would be travelling to space and back in ballistic cannon balls. The only proper way for a space voyager to return to earth was at the controls of a real winged airplane. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • ESA European agency overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft. European Space Agency, Europe. More...

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