Tag Archives: Hypersonic flight

Boeing pulls out of DARPA space plane program

The Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency says Boeing is dropping out of its Experimental Spaceplane Program immediately, grounding the XS-1 Phantom Express even though technical tests had shown the hypersonic space plane concept was feasible. “The detailed engineering activities conducted … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stratolaunch keeps working on hypersonic vehicles

It’s been three months since ownership of the Stratolaunch space venture was transferred from the late Seattle billionaire Paul Allen’s estate to a private equity firm, but the new owners say they’re still pursuing one of the old owner’s dreams: hypersonic flight. Get … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hermeus wins funding for hypersonic aircraft

Atlanta-based Hermeus Corp. says it’s won some high-profile seed funding for its effort to develop aircraft capable of flying more than five times the speed of sound The startup’s advisers includes Rob Meyerson, the former president of Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Stratolaunch lays out roadmap for hypersonic planes

Stratolaunch Systems, the aerospace company created by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, says it’s exploring the development of a series of rocket planes that would serve as a testbed for hypersonic flight. Stephen Corda, Stratolaunch’s senior technical fellow for hypersonics, presented the … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

HyperSciences wins support for ram accelerator

Things are looking up, and looking down, for HyperSciences Inc. Either way, that’s good news for the four-year-old hypersonic startup in Spokane, Wash., and for its founder and CEO, Mark Russell. Hypersciences’ key technology is a ram accelerator system that can be used … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Going hypersonic: Boeing boosts Reaction Engines

Boeing’s HorizonX venture investment arm is placing a big bet on hypersonic flight. Today it announced that it’s going in with Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems on a $37.3 million Series B investment round for Reaction Engines, a British aerospace startup focusing on a … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment