Engineers to start building first X-60A experimental hypersonic rocket

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Engineers to start building first X-60A experimental hypersonic rocket
The US Air Force’s X-60A, an air-dropped liquid rocket being developed for hypersonic flight research, has completed its critical design review, a major milestone in the program that paves the way for its first test flight in March
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Quiz: How many flight test hours did Concorde accumulate during development and testing? (a) 1000
(b) 2500
(c) 5000
(d) 8000

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Engineers are preparing to flight test supersonic aircraft designs that could see commercial supersonic aviation in our skies for the first time in decades


The US Department of Defense has pioneered the use of test equipment to tackle the ‘No Fault Found’ problem and identify degradation in connectors, cables, circuit breakers and LRUs.


Already a Falcon 20 operator, the German Aerospace Centre will replace its A320 Advanced Technology Research Aircraft with a Falcon 2000 business jet by 2020


High-speed imaging technology and techniques are being pushed to their limits to capture the effects of hypervelocity impacts

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