A reusable suborbital spacecraft for space tourists is being developed at the Bauman Moscow State Technical University. This is stated in one of the reports prepared for the Korolev reading.
The ship will be made according to the aircraft scheme with a high-swept straight wing, straight, Interfax reports.
Plans to create a suborbital tourist spacecraft at MSTU named after Bauman were reported in 2009. According to the vice-rector of the university, the ship was planned to be called “Dandelion”.
At the moment, two American and one British company are engaged in the development of suborbital spacecraft for space flight.
In 2004, the SpaceShipOne spacecraft made three suborbital flights. In 2009, it was reported that the suborbital flight program will continue the ship SpaceShipTwo; the date of his flight was not indicated. But it was supposed that an unusual fuel would be chosen for the device – thermosetting plastic. Solid grains of fuel, similar in composition to nylon, will power the world’s largest hybrid rocket.