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Phantom Express (XS-P, XS-1)

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
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Phantom Express (XS-P) 1361 - - - -
No.TypNo Type                          Date          LS         Payload 



 1   1   Phantom Express               xx.xx.2019 *  ?          ?

Launch sites:

CC  = Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Eastern Test Range, Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA USA ?