Research leads to better modeling of hypersonic flow — ScienceDaily

Hypersonic flight is conventionally referred to as the ability to fly at speeds significantly faster than the speed of sound and presents an extraordinary set of technical challenges. As an example, when a space capsule re-enters Earth’s atmosphere, it reaches hypersonic speeds — more than five times the speed of sound — and generates temperatures […]

Research leads to better modeling of hypersonic flow

In this figure, the rovibrational levels are represented as dots at their inner and outer turning points, and they are colored based on their vibrational quantum numbers. Credit: University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering Hypersonic flight is conventionally referred to as the ability to fly at speeds significantly faster than the speed of sound […]

Stratolaunch starts building Talon hypersonic plane for Mach 6 flights

Stratolaunch has started construction on a prototype hypersonic vehicle designed to launch from the world’s biggest airplane. Recent pictures the company shared on Twitter show a prelude of the sleek Stratolaunch Talon-A reusable hypersonic vehicle coming together in a manufacturing facility. “The upper skin layup tool and prototype upper skin are giving us a peek […]