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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.


Specification

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.



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