NASA launches its new revolutionary aircraft, called “son

NASA launches its new revolutionary aircraft, called “son


In air travel in 2022, NASA intends to make a big splash around the world, in the aviation industry, with its revolutionary new aircraft, called the “son of the Concorde model”.

The aircraft, which will reach a speed of Mach 1.4 or 1,728 kilometers per hour, has successfully completed wind tunnel tests conducted by NASA engineers at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Thus, the new X-59 QueSST aircraft will be a supersonic one and will be faster than the speed of sound, just like the Concorde, which was withdrawn in 2003, according to the Daily Mail.

In the context of the partnership, the aircraft is being developed by the US Space Agency NASA and Lockheed Martin, and final tests are expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The X-59 QueSST will be able to fly from London to New York in just three hours, without producing the sonic “boom” caused by the Concorde plane.

Specific to the special features, the manufacturers say that the new X-59 aircraft will be 29.5 meters long, with a wingspan of 9 meters, and its 9-meter long nose is specially designed to minimize shocks from contact with air when the aircraft is flying at very high speeds.

In his opinion, “This is an opportunity for the team to obtain data on the low noise levels produced in the wind tunnel. It all comes down to our ability to measure sound, ”said Clayton Meyers, NASA’s Deputy Project Manager.

In the context of the environment, finally, the design of NASA’s new X-59 aircraft aims to eliminate the deafening noises that resounded over cities in the Concorde era, while flying at speeds of up to Mach 1.4.

The sonic boom can generate enormous amounts of sound energy, up to 110 decibels, at such supersonic jets, but the X-59 is designed to reach only 60 decibels on the ground.

Therefore, NASA’s new X-59 aircraft will be able to fly at altitudes of up to 16,000 meters and will be able to carry only one passenger, in the case of the first prototype.