US loses its 3,600mph hypersonic jet
Wright Patterson AFB has confirmed in an official press release that Tuesdayâ€™s test of the Waverider X-51A unmanned hypersonic missile has failed. Launched from a B-52 bomber over Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center Sea Range at 11:36 AM PST, the separation from the bomber and ignition of the X-51Aâ€™s rocket booster went as planned. However, 16 seconds into the flight a fault occurred in one of the missileâ€™s control fins before the scramjet could start and the X-51A was today officially reported as "lost". At present, there are no further official details, but the New York Daily News reports that the missile crashed into the Pacific Ocean while NBC News states that the X-51A broke up in flight and fell into the ocean "in pieces.".. Continue Reading Third test flight of X-51A hypersonic missile ends in failureSection: Aero GizmoTags: Aviation, Boeing, DARPA, Supersonic, US Air Force, Weapons Related Articles: X-51A Waverider fails to reach full power in second hypersonic test flight X-51A Waverider brea
An unmanned hypersonic jet failed and broke up seconds into a test flight yesterday in the latest setback to hit one of the US military's most cutting-edge engineering projects, which could ...
Wed 15 Aug 12 from The Independent
Wright Patterson AFB has confirmed in an official press release that Tuesdayâ€™s test of the Waverider X-51A unmanned hypersonic missile has failed. Launched from a B-52 bomber over Point ...
Wed 15 Aug 12 from Gizmag
The US Air Force says its attempt to fly a hypersonic jet at Mach 6 (3,600mph; 5,795 km/h) over the Pacific failed and the aircraft was lost.
Wed 15 Aug 12 from BBC News
The U.S. Air Force says an unmanned experimental aircraft suffered a control failure during an attempt to fly at six times the speed of sound.
Wed 15 Aug 12 from Phys.org
HALF JET, HALF ROCKET: The US military has conducted a test flight of its hypersonic Waverider aircraft, designed to move at six times the speed of sound.
Wed 15 Aug 12 from ABC Science
The US military plans to launch a hypersonic unmanned vehicle in a test flight Tuesday over the Pacific, with the X-51A due to reach mind-boggling speeds of Mach 6, a spokesman said.
Tue 14 Aug 12 from Phys.org
Air Force officials are uncertain about the future of a hypersonic aircraft flight test program after the third of four experimental vehicles crashed in the Pacific Ocean Aug. 14.
Fri 17 Aug 12 from SPACE.com
A problem with a control fin caused the X-51A WaveRider to plummet into the Pacific before its hypersonic scramjet engine kicked in.A closely watched test flight of an experimental aircraft ...
Fri 17 Aug 12 from L.A. Times
The aircraft broke into pieces and fell into the Pacific Ocean.
Thu 16 Aug 12 from Livescience
The X-51A WaveRider, a hypersonic missile currently being tested by the US Air Force, has again failed to hit Mach 5 speeds.
Thu 16 Aug 12 from The Christian Science Monitor