Airbus' Adeline

Airbus‘ Adeline is a reusable first-stage rocket concept to make future Ariane rockets competitive against SpaceX rockets.  Watch the video…

The European aerospace giant Airbus, unveiled Adeline (Advanced Expendable Launcher with Innovative engine Economy), to compete the SpaceX’s reusable space launch project.

Adeline uses wings and propellers to get the first stage engines fly like an airplane back to their base.