Re: X-51 Scramjet test

Message posted by Peter Merlin on May 03, 2013 at 18:27:17 PST:

Yes, May 1 was a banner day for the Hypersonic CTF. Each X-51 vehicle was designed to be used only once. They only had four, so each failure was a serious setback.

Flight 1: May 26, 2010, successfully demonstrated Mach 5 cruise, but shutdown earlier than planned

Flight 2: June 13, 2011, suffered inlet unstart after being boosted to Mach 5

Flight3: August 14, 2012, lost control and crashed after separation from booster

Flight 4: May 1, 2013, successfully demonstrated Mach 5+ cruise

In Reply to: Re: X-51 Scramjet test posted by Gimbal on May 03, 2013 at 1:47:03 PST:


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