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AIAA/CIRA 13th International Space Planes and Hypersonics Systems and Technologies Conference
This paper provides an overview of the final flight of the NASA X-43A project. The project consisted of three flights, two planned for Mach 7 and one for Mach 10. The third and final flight, November 16, 2004, was the first Mach 10 flight demonstration of an airframe-integrated, scramjet-powered, hypersonic vehicle. The goals and objectives for the project as well as those for the third flight are presented. The configuration of the Hyper-X stack including the X-43A, Hyper-X launch vehicle, anddoi:10.2514/6.2005-3336 fatcat:qz5rsn4qenbz7cfmyqheqea76e