Fully Reusable Rockets Will Crush Supersonic Planes

There are many companies working to develop commercial supersonic planes. There is Boom Technology which has raised $241 million and has may pre-orders from potential customers. United Airlines agreed to purchase 15 Boom Overture aircraft with an option to buy 35 more. They are currently scheduled to begin servicing passengers in 2029. Nextbigfuture has been …

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Elon has four year old idea for supersonic electric plane and Hypermach continues in stealth mode

On 2014, Nextbigfuture covered Elon Musk describing his belief that an electric supersonic vertical take-off passenger jet could be built. Elon Musk talked about the supersonic electric passenger VTOL plane in an interview with Joe Rogan. Other have patented VTOL passenger plane designs. Better batteries and new designs could make these planes work There is …

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Private jets and business class are shifting to supersonic over the next 20 years

According to JetNet (reported in Knight Frank’s 2017 Wealth report), within the largest 10 markets for private aviation there are around 17,000 (16,854) privately owned aircraft registered. The US has 75% of private jet ownership amongst the top 10 markets. US private jets has grown 34% from 2006 to 2016 to reach 12,717. Boom Supersonic …

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Fastest NY to London flights are now just over 5 hours but sub-3 hour supersonic flights coming around 2023

Currently you can fly from NY to London in just over 5 hours if you get lucky with tailwinds in a Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Around 2023-2025 there will be several options for $5,000-30,000 supersonic flights for the top 1% to travel in 2.5 to 3 hours from NY to London and about 500 other routes. …

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Japan Airlines pre-orders 20 Boom supersonic passenger jets

Japan Airlines has made a $10 million investment and pre-order of 20 Boom supersonic passenger jets. JAL is helping Boom deliver something further: a mainstream supersonic airliner, which is practical, reliable, and economic. Their decades of experience as a world-class operator, expertise in everything from passenger experience to safety to technical operations will help us …

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Spike Aerospace flies supersonic unmanned test flight

Early Saturday morning Oct 07, 2017, Spike Aerospace successfully test flew the subsonic subscale SX-1.2 demonstrator aircraft for the first time. The jet is an early unmanned prototype of the company’s 18 passenger S-512 Quiet Supersonic Jet. The SX-1.2 test flights proved that the aerodynamic design of the aircraft is valid and provided a tremendous …

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NASA building demo quiet supersonic airplane by 2022

NASA is proposing to spend $390 million over five years to build a demo quiet supersonic plane and test it over populated areas. NASA plans to share the technology resulting from the tests with U.S. plane makers, meaning a head start for the likes of Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Boeing, and startups such as Boom …

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Thin film nanocrystal from Australia could make thin as glass night vision goggles that do not need external power

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have designed a nano crystal around 500 times smaller than a human hair that turns darkness into visible light and can be used to create light-weight night-vision glasses. Professor Dragomir Neshev from ANU said the new night-vision glasses could replace the cumbersome and bulky night-vision binoculars currently in …

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Billionaire Broad Group CEO still adamant that 838 meter tall Skycity skyscraper will be built

Broad Group CEO Zhang still is still adamant that the 838 meter tall Skycity will be built. “Construction is one of the most polluting of all industries but I can make the most environmentally sound buildings for half the price and 10 times the speed of anyone else,” Mr Zhang says. He believes his company, …

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F35C will be operational on aircraft carriers starting 2018 and there will be 60 by 2021

The US Navy’s F-35C is the services’ first-ever stealthy carrier-launched multi-role attack fighter — slated to be operational in 2018. The Navy F-35C is the services’ first-ever stealthy carrier-launched multi-role attack fighter, engineered to perform a wider range of missions than any carrier aircraft has done before. The emergence of a first-of-its kind carrier-launched stealth …

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Elon Musk sees a future of all electrically powered transportation including supersonic passenger jets

Elon Musk likes the idea of an electric aircraft company. He believes a supersonic, vertical take-off and landing electric passenger jets are possible. He has a design in mind for that. Elon believes that Aircraft and ships, and all other modes of transport, will go fully electric – not half electric, but fully electric. The …

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