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DARPA Gives Additional Spaceplane Development Funds to Boeing, Northrop, Masten

DARPA Gives Additional Spaceplane Development Funds to Boeing, Northrop, Masten

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded Boeing, Northrop Grumman and Masten Space Systems around $19.5 million in contract funds to continue building prototype robotic spaceplanes, Space.com reported Friday.

Mike Wall writes the three companies moved into phase 1B of the agency’s Experimental Spaceplane-1 development initiative.

Boeing and Northrop received $4 million each and Masten secured $3 million from DARPA during summer 2014 under the XS-1 design phase, according to Space.com.

Source: DARPA Gives Additional Spaceplane Development Funds to Boeing, Northrop, Masten | ExecutiveBiz