Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Beyond The Cutting-Edge Of Hypersonic Rockets

Published on Nov 20, 2014 Catalyst: Scramspace - Exploring what the future holds for super high-speed air travel. Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: Go to the Journeyman Science playlist: Futuristic visions of hypersonic jet travel may not be a reality quite yet, but it is the focus of several research teams around the world. Dr Derek Muller meets one of these pioneering research teams at the University of Queensland, Australia. The team are working on SCRAMSPACE, a 1.8m-long scramjet designed to operate at eight times the speed of sound, and a step nearer to developing super-high-speed transport to be used in space projects and the civil aerospace sector. We may have to wait a while for round-the-world journeys in under two hours, but with rocket science innovation like this, it may be in the pipeline. ABC Australia - Ref 6284 Journeyman Pictures brings you highlights from the cutting-edge science series, ‘Catalyst’, produced by our long-term content partners at ABC Australia. Every day we’ll upload a new episode that takes you to the heart of the most intriguing and relevant science-related stories of the day, transforming your perspective of the issues shaping our world. Category News & Politics License Standard YouTube License