USA—Boeing Suddenly Drops Out Of DARPA Spaceplane Project

Space News | 01/24/2020

Boeing has decided to end its participation in a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) program to build a suborbital spaceplane, reports Space News. In 2017, the firm was selected for phases 2 and 3 of the Experimental Spaceplane (XSP) program, which was previously known as the XS-1, beating out bids from Masten Space Systems and Northrop Grumman. Boeing has not provided a reason for its decision, which effectively ends the XSP project, said a DARPA statement to the website. The...

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