HyperMach SonicStar

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Role Hypersonic Passenger transport
Manufacturer HyperMach Aerospace Industries
Designer HyperMach
Introduction 2028 (proposed)
Status development
Primary user Airline
Produced 80
Number built 0

HyperStar is a proposed supersonic jet airliner designed by HyperMach[1] CEO Richard H. Lugg.[2] Lugg said, in a 2016 Altitudes Aviation interview and at a 2014 presentation at the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi, that he plans to have the hypersonic transport airborne by June 2028.[2] The HyperStar is expected to reach speeds of up to Mach number 3.6 (2,375 mph (3,822 km/h))[2] and fly at an altitude of 80,000 feet (24,380 m).[3] Its propulsion is projected to be 30 percent more fuel efficient than the Rolls Royce/Snecma Olympus 593 Engine which flew the Concorde.[3] Hypothetically, the HyperStar would fly three times faster than the speed of the Concorde.[2] It is planned to be powered by two engineered 157,700 thrust SonicBlue HYSCRAM (Hypersonic Superconducting Combustion Ram Accelerated Magnetohydrodynamic Drive [3]) hybrid hypersonic 6500-X series engines.[4] Sonic boom is expected to be eliminated over land, through electromagnetic drag reduction technology currently under development.[3]

The proposed HyperStar would carry 10 to 20[3] "luxury" passengers.[2]

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  1. ^ "Home". hypermach.com.
  2. ^ a b c d e Jones 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e Quick 2011.
  4. ^ Moscrop 2011.


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