HTV-3X Scramjet

If it works, the HTV-3X will be the first reusable scramjet-powered plane. It will be able to take off from a runway, fly at speeds of up to Mach 6, land safely, and then do it again.

Scramjets, and even the HTV-3X, are not new news — but this rendering featured recently in Popular Science is straight creamy delicious.

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  2. This aerospace planes uses a 3-phased engine.

    Phase One: JP-7D Boreen with Kerosene Fuel. Mach 2.0

    Phase Two: Methane-Oxygen Fuel, PDWE Phase Mach 3.5

    Phase Three: Methane-Hydrogen-Flourine Fuel–Scoop-dive Phase, Mach 7.75-to-Mach 9.30.

    Aerospace Plane uses Anti-podal “skip bouncing”
    in flight.

    Range—— up to 21,000 miles.

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