Press Release


Flight Test Results for Scramjet Engine (Follow-up Report)

March 30, 2006 (JST)

Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) performed a scramjet engine flight test (*) using the HyShot flight experiment system at the Woomera range in Australia at 11:40 a.m. on March 30, 2006 (Japan Standard Time, JST.) The actual flight test operations were commissioned to the University of Queensland (UQ) in Australia.

According to the UQ, telemetry data from the HyShot flight experiment system was received including rocket flight data and scramjet engine test data.

The data will be analyzed to confirm the rocket flight trajectory today. It will take a few more days to find out the test results, and we will inform you of the results as soon as we receive them.

* For more details about the scramjet engine test, please refer to the press release on March 20, 2006.

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Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
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