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Old 08-10-2011, 08:05 PM  
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US military to launch fastest-ever plane

US military to launch fastest-ever plane

Unmanned Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 can travel from London to Sydney in less than an hour


By the time you finish reading this sentence, the Falcon HTV-2, the fastest plane ever built, could have flown 18 miles. It would get from London to Sydney in less than an hour, while withstanding temperatures of almost 2,000C, hotter than the melting point of steel.

At 3pm BST on Thursday , the US Defence Advance Research Projects Agency will launch the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle 2 on the back of a rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. If all goes to plan, engineers will launch the Falcon HTV-2 to the edge of space, before detaching the plane and guiding it on a hypersonic flight that will reach speeds of 13,000mph (about 20 times the speed of sound) on its return to Earth.

The Falcon started life in 2003, part of a US military research project to build a plane that could reach (and potentially deliver bombs to) any part of the world in less than an hour.

The plane has been tested in computer models and wind tunnels, but they can only simulate speeds up to Mach 15 (11,400mph). A real test is the only way to determine if the plane will remain flying at high speeds.

Thursday's flight will also test the carbon composite materials designed to withstand the extreme temperatures the plane will experience on its skin and also the navigation systems that will control its trajectory as it moves at almost four miles per second.

The design and flight pattern of the plane has been tweaked since an aborted test flight in April last year. Nine minutes into that mission, which succeeded in flying for 139 seconds at Mach 22 (16,700mph), the onboard computer detected an anomaly and ordered the plane to ditch into the ocean for safety reasons.

Unlike most other rocket launches, this one will not be shown live online, though it will be possible to follow the plane's progress via tweets from @DARPA_News.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011...t-plane-falcon
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:19 PM   #16
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Without wind resistance, I suppose so. A person can only fall at about 200 MPH on earth. I don't know how fast that thing could fall on earth, but it's nowhere near that speed. The impact of gravity would be almost negligible compared to mach 22.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:20 PM   #17
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:21 PM   #18
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:32 PM   #19
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Just think. This is what they're willing to talk about publicly. Imagine the shit that's kept secret.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:34 PM   #20
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Just think. This is what they're willing to talk about publicly. Imagine the shit that's kept secret.
Heh, I've said that ever since I found out that the gubment kept the SR-71 under wraps for nearly 30 years before going public with it. I'm convinced they've perfected warp drive and are currently working on quantum torpedoes.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:49 PM   #21
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This.

All the while China is or has moved into the number one or two spot of superpower status, (albeit 10 years ago they were third world). Great movement for the U.S. How many weeks before China launches their own bird that rivals ours?

Funny, China still receives money from Japan for their world war two horrific acts though they are on par if not surpassing our current military strength....My brothers and sisters....China is our next enemy...
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:50 PM   #22
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:53 PM   #23
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:57 PM   #24
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We probably couldn't even wrap our brains around some of it.
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:16 PM   #25
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The mach 22 plane they'll talk about....it's the mach 22 sub that's
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Old 08-10-2011, 09:25 PM   #26
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Old 08-10-2011, 10:03 PM   #28
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Yeah, I meant 150mph was average.
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