From: Albert Baier <albertgbaier.nul> Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 11:53:20 -0500 Archived: Sun, 14 Aug 2011 05:59:08 -0400 Subject: Re: Hypersonic Hmmmmm >From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul> >Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 02:01:11 +0100 >Archived: Sat, 13 Aug 2011 07:32:56 -0400 >Subject: Re: Hypersonic Hmmmmm <snip> >Maybe I'm just not au fait with the shortcomings of current >technology, but I'm amazed by this. Given the expenditure (and, >of course, 320 million will be an underestimate), I would have >thought that basic issues like 'control' would be settled during >design and simulation phases of the project, long before costly >prototypes were built and hurled halfway round the world. <snip> I agree. I believe today's technology is orders of magnitude better, faster, and cheaper than the Space Shuttle program(RIP). AFAIK, it was the first fly-by-wire hypersonic aircraft, and the flight control computers were primitive by today's standards. That's why I think it may be a target vehicle. Then again, #320M isn't a lot of money nowadays. I'm hoping more information is forthcoming. Albert Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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