Rocket-launching drone ready to take satellites into orbit #drone #droneday
Did someone say they needed a bigger drone? Welcome the RAVN-X, a drone for launching rockets. Via Science Mag:
RAVN-X is about as long as two school buses and looks like it was born of a marriage between a bird and a missile. The drone takes off from a regular runway, climbs high in the atmosphere, and releases a small rocket attached to its body. The rocket continues spaceward and spits out satellites weighing between 100 and 500 kilograms. The system is autonomous and requires none of the costly infrastructure that comes with a launchpad.
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