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Title    NASA Awards Quiet Supersonic Aircraft Contract to Lockheed Martin
Date    Wednesday April 04 2018, @10:24AM
Author    chromas
Topic   
from the explain dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/04/04/0432250

takyon writes:

NASA has awarded a contract to create a relatively quiet supersonic jet plane to Lockheed Martin:

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company of Palmdale, California, was selected for the Low-Boom Flight Demonstration contract, a cost-plus-incentive-fee contract valued at $247.5 million. Work under the contract began April 2 and runs through Dec. 31, 2021.

Under this contract, Lockheed Martin will complete the design and fabrication of an experimental aircraft, known as an X-plane, which will cruise at 55,000 feet at a speed of about 940 mph and create a sound about as loud as a car door closing, 75 Perceived Level decibel (PLdB), instead of a sonic boom.

NASA plans to fly the "X-plane" over U.S. cities starting in 2022 in order to "collect data about community responses to the flights".

Also at Popular Mechanics, Newsweek, and Wired.

Previously: NASA Quesst Project - Quiet Supersonic Transport
Concorde Without the Cacophony: NASA Thinks It's Cracked Quiet Supersonic Flight
NASA Tests Light, Foldable Plane Wings for Supersonic Flights
Trump Administration Supports NASA's Quieter Supersonic Plane Design


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Links

  1. "takyon" - https://soylentnews.org/~takyon/
  2. "create a relatively quiet supersonic jet plane" - https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-awards-contract-to-build-quieter-supersonic-aircraft
  3. "Popular Mechanics" - https://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/a19671692/nasa-supersonic-x-plane-lockheed-martin/
  4. "Newsweek" - http://www.newsweek.com/new-supersonic-nasa-research-jet-small-step-toward-commercial-high-speed-870344
  5. "Wired" - https://www.wired.com/story/nasa-x-plane-supersonic-lockheed-low-boom-x-58/
  6. "NASA Quesst Project - Quiet Supersonic Transport" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=16/03/01/2215252
  7. "Concorde Without the Cacophony: NASA Thinks It's Cracked Quiet Supersonic Flight" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=17/06/27/1843241
  8. "NASA Tests Light, Foldable Plane Wings for Supersonic Flights" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/01/30/0337208
  9. "Trump Administration Supports NASA's Quieter Supersonic Plane Design" - https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/02/14/0327242
  10. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=25744

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