NASA Tests Techniques For X-59 Low-Boom Flights

NASA F-15 pilots used the Aligns software and tablet to position precisely in the shock wave from an F/A-18.
Credit: NASA
Validating the quiet supersonic performance of NASA’s X-59 QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator will require precise measurement of the shock waves generated by the aircraft and how they propagate through the atmosphere to the ground. To that end, the agency has flight tested a visual navigation...

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