Hypersonic speed Current Affairs, GK & News
Hypersonic Technology Demonstrator Vehicle (HSTDV) has been successfully flight-tested by The Defence Research and Development Organsation (DRDO). India now has become the fourth country in the world after the US, China and Russia to do such testing that would help missiles to travel at six times the speed of sound known as the hypersonic speed. ..
Category: Defence Current Affairs
The United States announced that it has successfully tested a hypersonic missile on March 20, 2020. This is a follow-up exercise of the first joint US Army and Navy flight experiment conducted in 2017. The hypersonic missile can travel faster than the current nuclear-capable ballistic and cruise missiles. They travel at low altitudes and switch ..
Russia has successfully tested a new hypersonic nuclear weapon delivery system , named “Avangard”, from the Dombarovskiy missile base in the southern Ural Mountains. It successfully hit a practice target on the Kura shooting range on Kamchatka, 6,000 kilometers (3,700 miles) away. The Avangard hypersonic glide vehicle flies 27 times faster than the speed of ..
Topics: Aerodynamics • Aerospace engineering • Aircraft • Airspeed • Avangard • Aviation • Boost-glide • Hypersonic aircraft • Hypersonic speed • Intercontinental ballistic missile • Outer space • Space weapons
X-51A built by U.S. which was designed to travel from London to New York (around 5570 km) in 45 minutes crashed into the Pacific Ocean in its test flight. The test was conducted off the coast of California at Mach 6 speed– (up to 7,300 kmph) which means six times the speed of sound. What is ..
Topics: Aerodynamics • Aerospace engineering • Aircraft • Airspeed • Aviation • Boeing X-51 Waverider • Hypersonic aircraft • Hypersonic speed • Mach number • NASA X-43 • Spacecraft propulsion • Vehicles