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USAF Scramjet Hits Mach 6, Sets Record

May 27th, 2010 05:59 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

s122604 writes “The [X-51A Waverider]‘s scramjet engine accelerated the vehicle to Mach 6, and it flew autonomously for 200 seconds before losing acceleration. At that point the test was terminated. The Air Force said the previous record for a hypersonic scramjet burn was 12 seconds. Joe Vogel, Boeing’s director of hypersonics, said, ‘This is a new world record and sets the foundation for several hypersonic applications, including access to space, reconnaissance, strike, global reach and commercial transportation.’ “

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