Japan Completes Hypersonic Scramjet Combustion Test

JAXA experimental scramjet
Credit: JAXA
A Japanese research agency has completed a successful combustion test of a hypersonic scramjet engine launched by a sounding rocket. The experimental scramjet vehicle was launched on July 24 by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) on an S-520-RD1 sounding rocket, the agency says. The rocket...

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