A new picture of a reusable drone prototype developed in Russia has appeared on the Internet. The drone has a single engine and is capable of flying in the atmosphere and in space.
The new reusable drone is developed by “Eason” company, which has also published an illustration showing the launch of the drone into orbit and its return using a parachute system. Among the stages demonstrated are the take-off from the carrier plane, the exit to the launch zone, the launch and separation from the carrier plane.
Появилось изображение первого российского гиперзвукового космического дрона.
Этот беспилотник самолетного типа с одним двигателем предназначен для полетов в атмосфере и космосе на гиперзвуковых скоростяхhttps://t.co/YQMjOvojQ2 pic.twitter.com/gqqJXVOsQV
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The new drone will be able to fly up to 160 km altitude and at the same time reach the speed of Mach 7. In addition, the drone is able to launch satellites into orbit up to 500 kilometers.