The Chinese government plans to build a fleet of hypersonic aircraft that can transport passengers anywhere on the planet in an hour or two. Photo: SCMP
The Chinese government plans to build a fleet of hypersonic aircraft that can transport passengers anywhere on the planet in an hour or two. Photo: SCMP
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Chinese team says hypersonic engine can hit Mach 9 on low-cost jet fuel

  • The device travels at nine times the speed of sound without the expense or explosion risk of burning hydrogen, according to paper
  • Researchers in China say ground experiments at Beijing’s JF-12 shock tunnel were successful

The Chinese government plans to build a fleet of hypersonic aircraft that can transport passengers anywhere on the planet in an hour or two. Photo: SCMP
The Chinese government plans to build a fleet of hypersonic aircraft that can transport passengers anywhere on the planet in an hour or two. Photo: SCMP
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