|By Tim Watson||
|September 26, 2013 01:55 PM EDT||
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is seeking the development of a unmanned aerial vehicle that is able to launch satellites into space, according to a UPI article.
"We want to build off of proven technologies to create a reliable, cost-effective space delivery system with one-day turnaround," said Jess Sponable, DARPA program manager heading the development project.
"How it's configured, how it gets up and how it gets back are pretty much all on the table -- we're looking for the most creative yet practical solutions possible," he added.
Darpa wants the drone to be reusable and only need a small number of ground crew.
According to UPI, the program, known as XS-1, would increase opportunities to test new satellites.