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Cue the traditional fanfare of trumpets, because this afternoon at 3pm UK time, we'll be whipping the covers off our sensational Vulture 2 craft for the first time: so you can get an idea of just what the world's first 3D-printed, rocket-powered spaceplane looks like.

Here's the beast in component form last week, straight out of the box and awaiting assembly:

The components of our Vulture 2 laid out before assembly

Soon to be revealed in fully assembled glory

The elite Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) engineering and ground operations team has spent the last week - between scaling Spanish mountains in search of heroic playmonauts - putting the Vulture 2 together. As to how far we've got in terms of getting the thing airworthy, you'll just have to wait and see.

The reveal will be streamed live at batc.tv. Tune in right here. ®

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Bear in mind that we're streaming via a 3G dongle from the SPB's mountaintop headquarters, so don't be surprised if the whole thing goes titsup at some point.


Further LOHAN resources:

  • New to LOHAN? Try this mission summary for enlightenment.
  • You can find full LOHAN coverage right here.
  • Join the expert LOHAN debate down at Reg forums.
  • All the LOHAN and Paper Aircraft Released Into Space (PARIS) vids live on YouTube.
  • For our SPB photo archive, proceed directly to Flickr.
  • We sometimes indulge in light consensual tweeting, as you can see here.

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