Falcon HTV 2

August 11, 2011 by staff 

Falcon HTV 2Falcon HTV 2, With the launch of the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 (Falcon HTV-2), developed by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Pentagon, which was financing the project, kept one eye curiously at launch.

The experimental aircraft, after separating from the rocket Lite IV Minataur left the Earth’s atmosphere and then enter the phase slip lost assets telemetry range.

Some of the news on Twitter tweets DARPA (@ DARPA_NEWS) suggested that the plane lost telemetry, however, later suggested that media tweets “to the ground assets not to reacquire tracking and telemetry. # HTV2 has a capacity for autonomous flight termination. ”

With no other information from DARPA, which has not yet been found that the number of mission objectives was achieved.

The arrow-shaped aircraft is fast enough to travel from New York to Los Angeles in just 12 minutes and can withstand temperatures hotter than the melting point of steel! It also has the ability to send a missile at a target identified within an hour.

If all goes well with the trial, the Pentagon let these five planes back to their aircraft faster. These are the fastest aircraft in the world 5.

The X-43 is an experimental hypersonic drone was part of the Hyper-X program at NASA. With the speed of Mach 9.8, has set several speed records in jet aircraft.

The American X-15 was designed to explore the problems of flight at very high speeds and altitudes. The plane of the rocket-powered research after their initial test flights in 1959 became the first aircraft with wings to reach hypersonic speeds of Mach 4, 5 and 6 (four to six times the speed of sound) to work at altitudes well above 30,500 meters (100,000 feet). X-15 is the fastest manned aircraft in the world.

This was the response of the USSR for the design in the U.S. fast, high-flying aircraft like the B-70, F-108 and SR-71. The MiG-25 lacked technological refinement, but its performance caused much concern in the West. His practice speed was limited to Mach 2.83 mainly by controllability problems (available thrust was sufficient to reach Mach 3.2).

The Bell X-2 was developed to provide a vehicle for research on flight characteristics beyond the limits of the Second Bell X-1 and D-558.

Provide adequate stability and control of aircraft flying at high supersonic speeds was only one of the major difficulties facing flight researchers as they approached Mach 3.

Valkyrie was the prototype of B-70 bomber with nuclear weapons proposed deep penetration for (USAF) U.S. Air Force Strategic Air Command. Designed by North American Aviation in the 1950s, the Valkyrie was a large six-engine aircraft capable of flying at Mach 3 + at an altitude of 70,000 feet (21,000 m), which would have allowed him to avoid interceptors, the only effective weapon against the bomber at the time.

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