Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Waverider makes hypersonic history

It was fourth time lucky for Boeing’s X-51A Waverider, as it blasted into the history books on Monday. The fourth test of the hypersonic drone achieved the longest scramjet-powered hypersonic flight yet, hitting a top speed of Mach 5.1. Dropped from a B-52H bomber out of Edwards Air Force Base in California, the unmanned craft flew at top speed for three and a half minutes before it made a controlled dive into the Pacific Ocean after six minutes of flight... Continue Reading Waverider makes hypersonic history

Section: Aircraft

Tags: Aircraft, Boeing, Hypersonic, Research

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