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Composite materials designed for hypersonic flight

By / February 11, 2010

[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0OG_NnL61k preview=force] University of Queensland (Australia) researchers are testing new materials that can withstand the extreme heat experienced by hypersonic aircraft to enable longer flight times. The tests use scramjet engines composed of composite materials that may be able to withstand the heat produced at Mach 8. The $1.5 million project is run by…

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