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DARPA’s HTV-2 Fails to Complete Second Hypersonic Flight Test

The second and final flight test of DARPA’s Hypersonic Test Vehicle 2 (HTV-2) failed today as the capsule, launched by the Minotaur IV missile, was lost upon reentering earth atmosphere, about nine after launch. "We do not yet know how to achieve the desired control during the aerodynamic phase of flight." HTV-2 PM said. DARPA has assembled an independent Engineering Review Board to review and analyze the data collected through the experiment.

Falcon is Healthy, Few Tweaks Will Suffice to Fly the Next...

Six months after the first test flight of the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle’s (HTV-2) which failed to meet its objective, an independent Engineering Review...

High Flyers to Ride on the Edge of Space

GA_googleFillSlot("ROS_160x600"); Two 'near space' platforms designed to fly at the edge of space in the high stratosphere are the FALCON and WaveRider. Their...

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