Chinese Hypersonic Wave-Rider Tests Thermal Conduction

Credit: Launch of the Starry Sky 2 hypersonic test craft: CAAA
BEIJING—A test of a Chinese hypersonic wave-rider on Aug. 3 was in part aimed at demonstrating a new thermal conduction system and booster-payload separation under high dynamic pressure. Public revelation of the flight suggests that it is a civilian effort, though the technology has military...

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