Humanity often sets itself the “mission” of building supersonic aircraft.
Between 1969 and 2003, for example, you could pay for commercial flights on ConcordAn Air France plane can reach speeds of Mach 2, twice the speed of sound.
This service can take you from New York to Paris in just 3½ hours, fast 2158 km per hour. In the “Concorde”, figures from the world of music, politics and sports flew, because it was a plane ticket that could only be accessed by people with wide purchasing power.
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distance tragic event On July 25, 2000, as one of the Concorde planes crashed, the supersonic flight disaster began. In 2003, the French airline announced the cancellation of reservations for flights of this type.
After nearly 20 years, the United States is once again betting on a supersonic aircraft, for commercial and military purposes, that can deliver passengers from all over the world in just two hours.
Hermeus is an aircraft manufacturer that will be responsible for developing ‘Quarter horse’A hypersonic aircraft flies at Mach 5 (five times the speed of sound), making it three times faster than the recalled Concorde.
Hermeus engineers are former employees of companies like SpaceX NS blue origin, the brands focus on building the latest spacecraft and vehicles and, accordingly, “make it clear” for the development of the project, which has already received funding from 60 million dollarsFunds from the United States Air Force.
So far, Hermeus engineers have developed turbines of this type TBCC, which combines a traditional turbine and a propulsion system that allows it to reach a speed 7400 km per hour, which would make the Quarter Horse the world’s fastest reusable aircraft with this kind of technology.
To withstand the high temperatures caused by friction with air at high speeds, engineers propose to create a structure with Titanium fuselage.
The first tests will take place in a long time: from 2023 to 2029. The idea during those years is to test, in the first place, an independent prototype on a large scale so that It will increase in size So it becomes a real “quarter horse”.
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