Saturday, 14 February 2015

NASA tests TGALS glider-based satellite launch system

Recently, DARPA unveiled its ALASA system for launching satellites from fighter planes. Now NASA is upping the ante with its Towed Glider Air-Launch System (TGALS), which is designed to launch satellites from a twin-fuselage towed glider. Under development by NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, California, it's designed as an economical method for putting spacecraft into low-Earth orbit with the first test flight of a scale prototype having already been conducted. .. Continue Reading NASA tests TGALS glider-based satellite launch system

Section: Space

Tags: Aircraft, gliders, Launch, NASA, Prototype, Satellite, Spacecraft, Unmanned

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