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Re: Hypersonic Hmmmmm

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



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