X-37B spaceplane launched back into space

The US Air Force's experimental X-37B space plane is off on its travels again, blasting off from Cape Canaveral yesterday atop an Atlas V rocket.

Spaceplane engine passes crucial test

British engineers have completed a series of critical tests on the key technology for Sabre, an engine which will enable aircraft to reach the opposite side of the world in under four hours.

Spaceplane touches down after more than a year

After a record-breaking 15-month secret mission, the US Air Force's X-37 B robotic space plane has touched down at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

Skylon spaceplane gets ESA approval

After nearly thirty years on the drawing board, a revolutionary British spaceplane has received approval for the next stage of development.

Second secret spaceplane to launch today

The US Air Force will today launch its second X-37B spaceplane from Cape Canveral to intesnse interest from Russia and China, which are suspicious about its secret payload.

Secret spaceplane set to land next weekend

The US Air Force's top-secret X-37B spacecraft is set to land sometime in the next few days at the Vandenberg Air Force Base.