LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Air Force and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa)are setting up an engineering review board to investigate the loss of the second and final Hypersonic Test Vehicle (HTV-2) shortly after launch from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., on Aug 11. Contact with the vehicle was lost around nine minutes into the flight. In accordance with loss-of-signal precautions the HTV-2 destroyed itself before completing a third of its planned 30-min., Mach 20 gliding flight ...

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