Brad Sharp, Dr Melrose Brown and Dr Michael Creagh from the SCRAMSPACE team work to finalise the payload for the upcoming launch. (Credit: Donald Cook)
BRISBANE, Australia (UQ PR) — The six-day window to launch Australia’s SCRAMSPACE hypersonic scramjet began on Sunday, meaning the research flight could launch any day in the week following.
[Editor’s Note: According to the project’s Twitter feed, the flight was canceled for Tuesday due to weather. Another attempt will be made on Wednesday.]
The data-collecting research project led by The University of Queensland is scheduled to launch between September 15 and 21, subject to weather and testing.
SCRAMSPACE Director and Chair for Hypersonics at UQ Professor Russell Boyce said the team was ready and eager to launch the $14 million research project, which is capable of reaching speeds of 8600km/h.