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Hypersonic DF-9 from Boeing HAS been built.

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posted on Sep, 13 2006 @ 05:55 PM
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niac.usra.edu...

READ page 3,4 +5 onwards!!!

No ifs, no buts, no maybes, this aircraft as stated within the file HAS been built!!

A hypersonic launch platform from the Boeing stable!

To paraphrase a bit from the report.

The current design is capable of carrying a 14 ton /30,000lb payload, operate at hieghts of 100km / 330,000ft, with a 3.6 KM/s cruise / Mach 12 cruise.

It even says what fuel, what engines, and how it operates .
Also,


[edit on 13-9-2006 by D4rk Kn1ght]

[edit on 13-9-2006 by D4rk Kn1ght]




posted on Sep, 13 2006 @ 06:43 PM
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This paper is regarding a conceptual space tether launch system, and states quite plainly that the hypersonic vehicle mentioned is based off a previous Boeing conceptual study (a 7 year-old study at that). I think the way the paper is written is a little disingenuous to those unused to reading technical publications, but the assumption of a supporting system being in operational existence for a proposed conceptual design to have merit is not uncommon amongst these theoretical concept papers. Always check the references to be sure (reference 4 in this case, looks like a conference presentation).



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