Bristol Spaceplanes Ascender

Bristol Spaceplanes’ ultimate goal is to create a “Spacebus” which will be a more mature version of the SpaceCab.

  • A model of the Ascender on display. The system is designed to massively cut the cost of space travel
  • The Ascender is designed to carry out sub-orbital flights.
  • So far, the Ascender is a scale model a sixth of the size of the eventual aircraft.
  • When operational, it is hoped that the Ascender will make money through space tourism.
  • Bristol Spaceplanes hopes that the Ascender will be a low cost stepping stone to its
  • Bristol Spaceplanes' ultimate goal is to create a