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X51 test launch

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posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 09:56 AM
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Hi i know boeing did a test on their hypersonic experimental plane X51 "Wave Rider" yesterday 14th August but i can find no reports on how they got on. Any ideas anyone?

edit on 15-8-2012 by dashdespatch because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 10:21 AM
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according to this it was a screw up.

One of the fins broke off before the engine could start.

shame, I would have liked to hear how it went.



posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 10:35 AM
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So does that mean they lost the craft or just aborted the test after the fin failure?



posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 10:39 AM
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no mention but I suspect that the fine broke off while the launch rocket was running (after release) to build up speed before the main x-51 engine could function.



posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 10:45 AM
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oops!




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