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Space Engine Systems pushing for a single-stage-to-orbit flight test in 2023

Space Engine Systems space plane artist illustration. SES's patent pending air breathing engine uses multi-stage heat exchangers including high heat capability custom designed magnesium alloy. The HX removes in excess of 10.4 MW within approximately 8.5 milliseconds. Credit: Space Engine Systems.

Despite 2020’s many challenges, Pradeep Dass and his team at Space Engine Systems (SES) have barely slowed down. Dass said in an interview with SpaceQ that 2020 has actually been their busiest year so far and that work on their single-stage-to-orbit horizontal take-off and landing aircraft is making progress. 

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About Craig Bamford

Craig is a graduate of Carleton's Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. He lives in Toronto.