The Japanese space agency JAXA says a HyShot-IV scramjet flight-test failed last month when a nose cone malfunctioned during the launch at Australia's Woomera test range. The 110.6 million yen ($900,000) test on March 30 was aimed at verifying the operation of the scramjet combustor installed with an advanced hypermixer fuel injector. The nose cone and the motor were built for JAXA by the University of Queensland. JAXA wanted to compare the results with its own wind tunnel tests at the ...


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