This page no longer updated from 31 October 2001. Latest version can be found at Alflex

Alflex Spaceplane
Alflex Spaceplane -

Credit: NASDA. 19,641 bytes. 315 x 244 pixels.

Other Designations: Auto Landing Flight Experiment. Class: Spaceplane. Nation: Japan.

Unmanned glider to test technology for Japanese HOPE spaceplane. Wing area 9.45 square metres.


Total Length: 6.1 m. Maximum Diameter: 1.8 m. Total Mass: 760 kg.

Alflex SpaceplaneAlflex Spaceplane

Credit: NASDA. 13,782 bytes. 360 x 181 pixels.

Alpex SpaceplaneAlpex Spaceplane

Credit: Akira Sahara. 9,221 bytes. 350 x 222 pixels.

Back to Index
Last update 12 March 2001.
Contact Mark Wade with any corrections or comments.
Conditions for use of drawings, pictures, or other materials from this site..
© Mark Wade, 2001 .