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Hyper-X Program StatusThis paper provides an overview of the objectives and status of the Hyper-X program, which is tailored to move hypersonic, airbreathing vehicle technology from the laboratory environment to the flight environment. The first Hyper-X research vehicle (HXRV), designated X-43, is being prepared at the Dryden Flight Research Center for flight at Mach 7. Extensive risk reduction activities for the first flight are completed, and non-recurring design activities for the Mach 10 X-43 (third flight) are nearing completion. The Mach 7 flight of the X-43, in the spring of 2001, will be the first flight of an airframe-integrated scramjet-powered vehicle. The Hyper-X program is continuing to plan follow-on activities to focus an orderly continuation of hypersonic technology development through flight research.
Document ID
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
McClinton, Charles R.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Reubush, David E.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Sitz, Joel
(NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Edwards, CA United States)
Reukauf, Paul
(NASA Dryden Flight Research Center Edwards, CA United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 29, 2001
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing And Performance
Report/Patent Number
AIAA Paper 2001-1910
Meeting Information
10th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference Committee(Kyoto)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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