NASA Marks Tenth Anniversary Of Successful Mach 7 Hyper-X Flight | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.13.17

Airborne-Unmanned 11.14.17

Airborne 11.15.17

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17

Airborne 11.17.17

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 11.13.17

Airborne-Unmanned 11.14.17

Airborne 11.15.17

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17

Airborne 11.17.17

Mon, Mar 31, 2014

NASA Marks Tenth Anniversary Of Successful Mach 7 Hyper-X Flight

Record Set March 27, 2004

March 27 was the 10-year anniversary of NASA’s successful Mach 7 Hyper-X flight. During this flight, the 12-foot-long X-43A research vehicle set a world speed record for an “air breathing” (jet-powered) vehicle.

On March 27, 2004 the X-43A flew at nearly Mach 7, or 5,000 mph, easily surpassing the previous record set by the military’s retired SR-71 Blackbird high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft, which flew at about Mach 3.2. Eight months later the X-43A broke its own record when it flew at nearly Mach 10, or 7,000 mph. This was the final flight test of the Hyper-X Program.

ATK provided the propulsion system, which included the Mach 7 airframe integrated scramjet engine and hydrogen fuel delivery system, vehicle construction and integration and launch support at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center. In addition, ATK performed multiple development and risk reduction tests for the X-43A vehicle at its test facility in Ronkonkoma, NY.
 
ATK also provided the Orion 50S motors for the modified Orbital Pegasus rockets that began the X-43A vehicle’s acceleration. In order to meet the X-43A’s thrust profile, the motors were modified by removing some of the cast propellant. ATK manufactured the Orion cases and raceways in Clearfield, Utah; cast and finished the motors in Magna, Utah; and machined the propellant in Promontory, Utah.

(Image provided by NASA)

FMI: www.atk.com

Advertisement

More News

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17: Drone Registration, Drone Journalists Jailed

Also: Terror Advisory, DRL Sim, SureFly Octocopter, Space Needle Drone Pilot, FAI-ASFC World Fly-In Expo A bill that includes a return to civilian drone registration has been inclu>[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 11.14.17: Drone Registration, AT&T's Flying COW, Pilot Charged

Also: Boeing Completes Acquisition, Drones For LAFD, DJI Seeks Transport Canada’s Help, Uber and NASA A defense authorization bill that includes a return to civilian drone re>[...]

ANN FAQ: You Can Sponsor ANN And/Or Aero-TV!

Help ANN Grow So That We Can Be Of Greater Service To You! For the better part of a dozen years, ANN has set the pace for the growing and evolving aero-info revolution. No other ne>[...]

Airborne 11.17.17: Cabri G2 Heli-Upgrade, NBAA/KSMO, USAF Pilot Shortage

Also: Electronic Flight Bags, SNC's Dream Chaser, flydubai Buys 225 737 MAX, Scottish Airshow Nixed The FAA has approved Service Bulletin 17-009 for the Guimbal Cabri G2 that allow>[...]

Airlander 10 Gets Trashed... Again

'Broken in Two' -- This is the Airlander's Second Major Mishap The Hybrid Air Vehicles HAV 304/Airlander 10 has been involved in yet another accident... this time when the massive >[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC