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More: Orbital Sciences X-34A
More: Edwards - AFB (EDW / KEDW)
More: USA - California, October 29, 2007
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The unpiloted X-34 was a technology testbed demonstrator that was designed to demonstrate key vehicle and operational technologies applicable to future low-cost reusable launch vehicles. The vehicle structure is all-composite with a one-piece delta wing design. It was designed to be launched from a Orbital L-1011. Powered by a single rocket engine it would have been capable of reaching a Mach 8. Three were built but sadly in 2001 the project was cancelled due to spiralling costs
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A visitor from - posted Fri February 1, 2013:
Strange, and sad to see such an advanced design covered in bird poop.

A visitor from United States posted Sun January 9, 2011:
They've been Saved! Pulled from storage, to be refurbished and placed back into testing, possibly as a Shuttle concept/replacement

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 2, 2008:
Looks like they need a plastic owl to chase away the pigeons

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