Swiss Space Systems Sign Development Agreement with Thales Alenia

Credit: Swiss Space Systems

Credit: Swiss Space Systems

Swiss Space Systems has signed an agreement with Thales Alenia Space to develop the pressurized compartment for its air launched SOAR (Sub-Orbital Aircraft Reusable  space plane announced in March.  SOAR is intended to be primarily employed as reusable  second stage for launching small satellites, but S3 is also seeking to enter the suborbital research and tourism market with a pressurized compartment which can be reconfigured depending on the mission. Thales Alenia brings its deep experience to the effort, which includes current work building the pressurized compartment for Orbital Sciences Cygnus Cargo craft. 

The full press release is here. 

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