MACH-TB Seeks Answer For 'Hypersonic Valley Of Death'

Two of three sounding rockets on the launchpad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility are shown during an October 2021 test of 25 hypersonic technologies.
Credit: NASA
In a bid to overcome a “hypersonic valley of death” for high-speed technologies, the U.S. Navy is soliciting ideas for an experimental hypersonic glide body that can be used for testing several payloads at speeds of more than Mach 5 on each flight. A “request for solutions” released on May 26 by the...

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