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China Conducts First Successful Flight of a Hypersonic Waverider Air Vehicle

China has successfully tested a hypersonic waverider air vehicle for the first time. The vehicle flew and maneuvered at a speed of Mach 6....

Hypersonic Missile Sets World Record on Longest Hypersonic Flight

The fourth and final flight of the Boeing X-51A Waverider test program has accomplished a breakthrough in the development of flight reaching Mach 5.1...

Hypersonic X-51A “Waverider” Fails Test Flight

A highly-publicized test flight of a United States Air Force (USAF) experimental aircraft ended in failure on 14 August. The unmanned aircraft, designated the X-51A “Waverider,” broke apart in midair and crashed into the Pacific Ocean only 31 seconds into its test flight.

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...