Scramjet

05.06.13
Final X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission achieves Mach 5.1, record flight length
05.06.13

Final X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission achieves Mach 5.1, record flight length

With the third X-51A WaveRider failing to reach hypersonic speed due to a fin failure last August,...

By J. Pollicino,   05.06.13
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08.16.12
X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission doomed by bum missile fin
08.16.12

X-51A WaveRider hypersonic mission doomed by bum missile fin

The latest attempt to go past Mach 5 with the X51A has finished badly again, as a broken fin cause...

By S. Dent,   08.16.12
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05.28.10
X-51A WaveRider scramjet hits Mach 5, sets record for longest hypersonic flight
05.28.10

X-51A WaveRider scramjet hits Mach 5, sets record for longest hypersonic flight

It might be a bit difficult to make out, but what you're looking at above is the X-51A WaveRider sc...

By D. Melanson,   05.28.10
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06.24.08
DARPA's Vulcan engine combines turbo jet with scramjet, faces will melt
06.24.08

DARPA's Vulcan engine combines turbo jet with scramjet, faces will melt

When you're building a jet that exponentially accelerates past Mach 6 -- as one does -- you need to...

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