Monthly Archives: June 2011

Second Supersonic Luxury Cruiser Announced by European Team at Paris Air Show 2011

The biennial Paris Air Show is supposedly the world’s largest, oldest and the most prestigious air show of them all. This means that the big players in the aero industry feel compelled to make hyped up announcements to wow the … Continue reading

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Indo-Russian Joint Venture to Develop Hypersonic Missile

BrahMos Aerospace To Add Hypersonic Missile – AviationWeek.com Firstly, BrahMos Aerospace is a joint venture between India’s Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO, equivalent to the US’ DARPA) and NPO Mashinostroyenia (NPOM) of Russia. Brahmos is derived from the names of two … Continue reading

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DARPA Calls for New Ideas on the 100-Year Starship Program Again!

DARPA Lays Out Tech for 100-Year Starship Program The above article sounds like deja vu if you read the entry from May 07, 2011. This time DARPA wants to enlist the brainpower of science fiction writers, ethicists and researchers. This … Continue reading

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EADS Announces Supersonic Transporter Concept With Cruising Speed of Mach 4

Here is the original article at FlightGlobal.com. At the 2011 biennial Paris Air Show (June 20-26), the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS) announced a hybrid-engined transport airliner concept, called the zero-emission high-speed transport (ZEHST), that could be used to … Continue reading

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Aerojet’s New Combined Cycle Hypersonics Idea-The Trijet

Aviation Week.com had two articles on the above hypersonic concept vehicle, on June 13th and June 16th. Aerojet’s website didn’t seem to have any news on the TriJet, as of this writing. The following two schematic figures, from Aviation Week, are … Continue reading

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X-51A’s Second Flight Test Fails

2nd Hypersonic Flight Ends Prematurely, Brings New Flight Test Data [ASDnews.com] A second test of the X-51A Waverider flew June 13, 2011, in the Point Mugu Naval Air Test Range over the Pacific Ocean, bringing significant hypersonic research data in … Continue reading

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US Senate Cancels Navy’s Superlaser, Railgun Program| Danger Room | Wired.com

Power Down: Senate Zaps Navy’s Superlaser, Railgun | Danger Room | Wired.com. That is a beautiful gun! Just look at that shiny, high-caliber chamber with the built-in pair of rails, the mass of electric coils at the back-end and all … Continue reading

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Electron Model of Many Applications (EMMA) Useful for Thorium Power Generation

Electron Model of Many Applications: Technology which could save the world | Mail Online. The above is a recent article on a British research project that uses an electron accelerator to indirectly induce thorium fission. (As of this writing, the … Continue reading

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Homemade Rocket Launch Semi-successful in Denmark

Here is a link to the original article at MSNBC.com. Danish amateur rocket, Heat-1X Tycho Brahe, a MSC (micro spacecraft), takes off from its launch pad in the Baltic Sea on June 3, 2011. The original plan for the Danish … Continue reading

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