An Australian research team hoping to conduct a free flight Mach 8 test of a novel inlet-fueled scramjet is investigating what prevented the hypersonic flight experiment from reaching the correct test conditions. The Scramspace (Scramjet-based Access-to-Space Systems) was successfully launched on Sept. 18 after being delayed 24 hr. by winds aloft over the Andøya Rocket Range in Norway. “The launch took place and both the first and the second stages of the launch have landed safely in the ...

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