Phantom Express (XS-1) [Boeing]
Phantom Express (XS-P) is a Boeing designed reusable space place built for the XS-1 (later renamed XS-P for Experimental Spaceplane Program) program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
XS-1 is aiming for a recurring cost of as little as $5 USD million per flight.
The Phantom Express consistes of a 30.5 m long space plane powered by a single AR-22 reusable cryogenic rocket engine built by Aerojet Rocketdyne based on the legacy Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME, RS-25) and an expendable upper stage.
Pantom Exoress is designed to take a 1361 kg payload into loaw earth orbit. 12 to 15 flight tests in 2020 are envisioned, culminating in a ten launches in ten days campaign. A launch site has not yet finally determined, with Cape Canaveral LC-16 or LC-20 being a contender.
|Version||Stage 1||Stage 2|
|Phantom Express (XS-P)||Phantom Express / AR-22||-|
|Phantom Express (XS-P)||Phantom Express / AR-22||Stage 2|
|Phantom Express (XS-P)||1361||-||-||-||-|
No.TypNo Type Date LS Payload
none Planned 1 1 Phantom Express xx.xx.2019 * ? ? Launch sites: CC = Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Eastern Test Range, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA ?