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    Tuesday, April 27, 2010

    5 miles per second

    Mach 25 is 5 miles per second.

    Thats DC to Bethesda in one second.

    Lockheed Martin and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency are investigating why contact with the first HTV-2 test vehicle was lost soon after launch on a mission to demonstrate technology for high-performance, long-endurance hypersonic flight.
    The third stage of the Orbital Sciences Minotaur IV Lite booster successfully completed energy-management maneuvers, released its clamshell payload fairing and deployed the HTV-2 at the edge of the atmosphere, but telemetry signals from the hypersonic glider were lost about 9 minutes into the mission, DARPA says.




    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Means it could have landed almost anywhere on the planet ya?

    7:49 AM  

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