Chinese university sanctioned by US declares success of hypersonic test flight
A Chinese university sanctioned by the US said it had successfully carried out a test flight of a new hypersonic aircraft on Monday.
Feitian 1, which was developed by a research team at Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) in Xian, Shaanxi province, used a combination of rocket and air-breathing engines and could generate a thrust faster than Mach 5, according to a statement posted on the university’s social media account on Tuesday.
The rocket and scramjet engines burned kerosene, a low-cost fuel.
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