The US Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a low-cost and convenient method of launching satellites into space using military jets.
The Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) program would cut the time taken for scheduling satellite launches from months down to hours.
"We've made good progress so far toward ALASA'a ambitious goal of propelling 100-pound satellites into low-Earth orbit within 24 hours of call-up, all for less than $1m per launch," said Bradford Tousley, director of DARPA's Tactical Technology Office.
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