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2009-03-17 08:00:00

ATK's Hypersonic System Built with Conventional Materials and Burns Readily-Available Jet Fuel Technology Would Enable a Missile to Hit Targets Over 500 Nautical Miles Away in Ten Minutes MINNEAPOLIS, March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it successfully completed testing for a new class of hypersonic propulsion systems that will enable High Speed Strike Weapons and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to travel long distances at velocities more than...

2009-03-09 10:13:16

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and U.S. Air Force have created national hypersonic centers in California, Texas and Virginia. Officials said the three centers will advance research in air-breathing propulsion, materials and structures, and boundary layer control for aircraft that can travel at Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound, and faster. NASA and the Air Force's Office of Scientific Research selected the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Texas A&M...

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2009-03-06 08:12:00

NASA and the United States Air Force have designated three university and industry partners in California, Texas and Virginia as national hypersonic science centers. The new centers will advance research in air-breathing propulsion, materials and structures, and boundary layer control for aircraft that can travel at Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound, and faster. NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate in Washington and the Air Force Research Laboratory's Office of Scientific...

2008-08-19 15:00:12

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: Keith Koehler of NASA, +1-757-824-1579, Keith.A.Koehler@nasa.gov WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Aug. 19/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two NASA hypersonic experiment payloads are scheduled for launch no earlier than Aug. 21 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia atop a two-stage suborbital rocket developed by Alliant Techsystems, also known as ATK, of Salt Lake City. Scheduled between 5:10 and 6:10 a.m. on Aug. 21, this launch may be visible in the mid-Atlantic...

2006-01-11 07:36:34

BANGALORE, India -- India has joined a handful of countries with the technology to build a new type of supersonic rocket that could reduce satellite launching costs by nearly 90 percent, the nation's space agency said Tuesday. The so-called Supersonic Combustion Ramjet - or Scramjet - technology should eventually help India build lighter and faster rockets, the Indian Space Research Organization said. Conventional rockets carry their own oxygen to burn as fuel, but Scramjet rockets will...

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2005-06-20 12:01:16

NASA -- NASA has been officially recognized for setting the speed record for a jet-powered aircraft by Guinness World Records. NASA set the record in November during the third and final flight of the experimental X-43A scramjet (supersonic-combustion ramjet) project. The X-43A demonstrated an advanced form of air-breathing jet engine could power an aircraft nearly 10 times the speed of sound. Data from the unpiloted, 12-foot-long research vehicle show its revolutionary engine worked...


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