Re: NEWS: Japanese want in on the Scramjet act

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Fri Apr 27 2001 - 08:50:07 MDT

>>From: J Corbally <>

>>Japan Hopes To Expand Commuter Distance
>>by Peter Hadfield

>>Tokyo - April 14, 2000 - A revolutionary jet engine was unveiled
>>at a Tokyo aerospace show last week. Designed to power a new
>>generation of commercial aircraft that will fly at five times the
>>speed of sound, the Hypersonic Transport Propulsion System (HYPR)
>>is the brainchild of Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology
>>Development Organization (NEDO), a branch of the Ministry of
>>International Trade and Industry. The heavy industry divisions of
>>Kawasaki, Mitsubishi and Ishikawajima-Harima have teamed up to
>>develop the engine, which is made up of two types of jet engine
>>mounted end to end: a turbojet in front and a ramjet at the back

It wasn't technology that doomed the first SST's it was politics,
specifically noise and pollution. I see the same players on stage
today, and therefore expect to see this idea encounter the same

I hope I'm wrong. ;)


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