NASA Enters Space Act Agreement with Aerion for Hypersonics

posted on 11th February 2021 by Eddie Saunders
NASA Enters Space Act Agreement with Aerion for Hypersonics

The two parties will engage in research and development on a future generation of ultra-high-speed, or high-Mach, aircraft.

This is a continuation of a long-standing relationship between Aerion Supersonic and NASA,” said Aerion’s Chairman, President & CEO, Tom Vice. “At Aerion our vision is to build a future where humanity can travel between any two points on our planet within three hours. This partnership will enable the development of technologies that will help realize ultra-high-speed point-to-point global mobility solutions in the Mach 3-5 range.”

Specifically studying commercial flight in the Mach 3-5 range, the collaboration will be used to evaluate the parametric suitability of propulsion and thermal management technologies. Through a joint assessment, the impact of Mach 3+ speed regimes will be explored to also establish solutions for enabling technologies in respect of integrated power generation and cabin systems.

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