Air Force X-60A hypersonic rocket readies for design, demonstration, and test phase beyond Mach 5

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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Research Laboratory’s X-60A program completed its Critical Design Review, a major milestone in the program.  The program now moves into the fabrication phase. The USAF lab, in partnership with Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc., is developing the X-60A vehicle. It is an air-dropped liquid rocket specifically designed for hypersonic flight research.

The X-60A rocket vehicle propulsion system is the Hadley liquid rocket engine, which utilizes liquid oxygen and kerosene propellants. The system is designed to provide affordable and regular access to high dynamic pressure flight conditions above Mach 5. ………….

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