Brisbane-based Hypersonix takes delivery of scramjet engine
Hypersonix has taken delivery of a demonstrator version of the engine that will power its in-development hypersonic “spaceplanes”.
The “Spartan” scramjet is manufactured from special composites designed to resist the extreme heating and cooling experienced when travelling at multiple times the speed of sound.
It comes months after the Brisbane-based company was chosen to supply the US Department of Defense with one of its vehicles for testing in a breakthrough moment for the local hypersonic industry.
Hypersonix co-founder Michael Smart said, “It was a huge moment for the engineering team to unpack our composite Spartan version, which has been designed by our team and produced in a very complex and never done before process working very closely over the last two years with a team of experts in Germany.
“We have been very grateful for their willingness to take this project on and bring their expertise and input to the table.”