Saturday, April 01, 2006

Bullet-shaped scramjet put to the test

Elsewhere on the Web
UQ Press Release
Bullet-Shaped SCRAMjet put to the Test - ABC Space and Astromony News
Scramjet Clocks Nearly Mach 10

The HyShot team from UQ have tested a new version of their SCRAMjet engine (an engine designed to burn fuel passing through it at supersonic speeds). This test flight is believed to have reached speeds of Mach 7.

March 30th 2006: The HyShot™ IV experimental scramjet test has been conducted today at the Woomera range, 500km north of Adelaide, South Australia at about 1.10pm local time (CDT).

“The rocket launch looked as expected. We had another clean liftoff,” Associate Professor Michael Smart of the UQ HyShot team said.

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