Sep 20, 2022

Europe’s new reusable spacecraft is more like a ‘large Crew Dragon’ than Starship

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SUSIE’s vertical landing capabilities draw comparisons to SpaceX’s Starship. Europe’s not quite there yet, but it’s a step in the right direction.

French aerospace giant ArianeGroup revealed a new concept for a reusable upper-stage spacecraft called Smart Upper Stage for Innovative Exploration, or SUSIE.

The spacecraft will be able to carry heavy payloads as well as crewed missions to orbit before coming down to Earth for a vertical landing, a press statement reveals.

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