Hypersonic flight test a success


Hypersonic flight test a success (0.15 mins)

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, has congratulated the Defence Science and Technology Group (DST Group) and the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) on another successful experimental hypersonic flight at Woomera Test Range. The success of these flights takes us one step closer to the realisation of hypersonic flight. Hypersonic flight is more than five times the speed of sound and has the potential to revolutionise air travel, making it faster and cheaper to travel around the world and into space. Woomera was selected as the test site because of its location, vast area and ability to support continuous telemetry collection during the flight. This experiment helps Defence and its partners to understand controlled flight at hypersonic speed.

Publish Date 11 Jul 2017
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