PlanetSpace has for many years now been working on its own Silver Dart, named after the famous
Canadian aircraft. To explore the flight characteristics of the lifting body design two matching quarter scale Silver
Darts will fly this year as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) with Canadian pilots at the controls.
Our 0.25 Silver Darts are turbojet powered all metal construction research vehicles flown from a mobile
flight deck located in a launch control trailer. Each Silver Dart is capable of 300 + knots with retractable
custom built undercarriage and flight control system.
One Silver Dart, 0.25-B is designed to accommodate rocket
propulsion and will test rocket plume and aerodynamic interactions at the base of the vehicle.
Check back later this year for flight video and pictures from the flight test program. >>