NEWS: Russian Hypersonic research vehicle will be soon tested

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posted on Mar, 28 2004 @ 11:46 AM
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The first flight test of the russian hypersonic flying vehicle GLL-31 will be carried out sometime this year
 

this flight test is similar to that of the american X-43 hypersonic vehicle which was first tested almost three years ago (but failed) the second test was successful, GLL-31 was first revealed on MAKS-97 international airshow, but unlike its western counterpart, gll-31 wont be wasted into the ocean but safely parachuted.

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the GLL-31 will be carried by the MiG-31, which accelerates it to the speed of approximately mach 2+. at that stage, the GLL-31 is separated from the carrier aircraft and with the aid of the solid-propellant engine is accelerated to the speed Of mach=10, at which during 30-60 seconds the HYPERSONIC RAMJET ENGINE will work.
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we will conduct the tests of experimental hypersonic ramjet engine, said V.Skibin. According to him, the hypersonic flying laboratory GLL-31 was developed for the tests of hydrogen and hydrocarbon hypersonic ramjet engines (GPVRD - HYPERSONIC RAMJET ENGINE) in flight at the speed from 2 to 8,5 M+, the Mach number, equal to the speed of sound. Contemporary combat aircraft fly only at the speed of mach 2/3+.

According to the information Of v.Skibina, the GLL-31 modular GPVRD - HYPERSONIC RAMJET ENGINE flying laboratory has rectangular cross section. It passed a series of the ground tests (several tens of tests) on the stand of scientific test center TSIAM Turayevo (Moscow region). it makes it possible to test the GLL-31 under the terrestrial conditions in the free airstream at the speed equal to 7 M and more director general said.

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X-43a hypersonic research vehicle reaches Mach 7


[Edited on 28-3-2004 by SectorGaza]

[Edited on 28-3-2004 by Nerdling]

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posted on Mar, 28 2004 @ 12:44 PM
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litle bit faster as the american one but some competion is never wrong it can bring some more attention to this technology and the speed of development will increase.



posted on Mar, 28 2004 @ 12:45 PM
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We will see but this is more of a missile with a scramjet engine



posted on Mar, 28 2004 @ 02:39 PM
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That's true, but so was the X-43.



posted on Mar, 28 2004 @ 02:55 PM
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It was more of a small aircraft with an engine than a engine with few control surfaces on it.



posted on Mar, 28 2004 @ 04:48 PM
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also igla (holod-2) supposed to be tested



posted on Mar, 28 2004 @ 07:55 PM
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hahaha. Why is this missile using a parachute???? WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Mar, 29 2004 @ 04:49 AM
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Originally posted by sugeshotcha
hahaha. Why is this missile using a parachute???? WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!



why is x-43 just being wasted into the ocean



posted on Mar, 29 2004 @ 05:56 AM
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Sector,
I notice that the original article you linked to in Russian was dated August 2003.
Are there any updates on that project that you can find?

.bios



posted on Mar, 29 2004 @ 06:00 AM
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Originally posted by bios
Sector,
I notice that the original article you linked to in Russian was dated August 2003.
Are there any updates on that project that you can find?

.bios



the article said its supposed to fly sometime around next year (2004), ill update as soon as ill find new info.



posted on Mar, 29 2004 @ 07:53 AM
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Originally posted by SectorGaza

Originally posted by sugeshotcha
hahaha. Why is this missile using a parachute???? WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!



why is x-43 just being wasted into the ocean


Becuase we dont need the vehicle. There are many sensors on the X-43 itself and they can transmit data.





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