NASA’s External Vision System Is Ready For Low-boom Supersonic X-59

Credit: NASA
Supersonic aircraft are slender, to minimize wave drag, but design for low sonic boom takes slenderness to a new extreme. NASA’s X-59 QueSST low-boom flight demonstrator has a wingspan of just 29.5 ft. but is 96.7 ft. long. And half that length is the nose, which is carefully shaped to control the...

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