Already in 2021 to launch the X-59, a technology demonstrator, designed to test the Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) of NASA. A nickname of the Jet: The X-59 is called the “Son of Concorde”. The Jet is supposed to be 1700 km/h and the Route is London – New York in just three hours.

247.5 million Dollar NASA is the construction of the Experimental aircraft costs and promises no less than a Revolution in air transport. “This aircraft has Stine the potential to change air travel in the United States and around the world by enabling each of a faster air traffic over the country,” NASA chief Jim Bride.

X-59 QueSST: “Son of Concorde” – air travel with Supersonic Fullscreen

The X-59, the QueSST to experiment with technology. Previous Attempts took place with remodeled military jets.

No sound of a Bang

the special feature of the X-59 is not that the aircraft reaches high speed. That would be with existing technology already for a long time. The highlight is the low noise of the Jets when they break the sound barrier. A roaring Inferno as the old Concorde would be no Chance to get a permit in the civilian air transport. The long, sleek Design of the X-59 is the key to a low Sonic boom.

Ed Haering, aerospace engineer at Armstrong Flight Research Center of NASA, said: “With the X-59, we will still produce multiple shock waves due to the wing of the plane and the volume of the trunk.” However, the shape of the aircraft has not been designed for these shock waves combine and high swings. “Instead of the loud boom-boom, we generate two quiet throbbing noise.”

The X-59 is designed to generate, when breaking Through the sound barrier a noise is about as loud as Closing a car door. Flight tests of the X-59 – six cities in the United States to prove whether the new supersonic technology is actually as quiet as hoped.

The Concorde has already been before the accident in Paris in June 2000, the loud Sonic boom to doom. Due to the explosion of sound, the Concorde could break the sound barrier just above the open sea. Thus, the machine was suitable only for the TRANS-Atlantic route.

Überschalljet remains a fuel-guzzler

The noise is not the only Problem of a Supersonic jet. Due to the shorter flight duration in small savings in the staff resulting in a cost, but the high travel speed will lead to a significantly higher Fuel consumption. These costs will lead to that only places can be offered at prices of the business class and higher. Added to this is the acceptance problem: How will the society it is in the times of climate change, if new machines are taken with extremely high consumption in service? The harmful influence of Jets on the atmosphere is known and the “Son of Concorde” would be, in a sense, the Super-dirt spin above the clouds.

Superjet Boom Supersonic

London – New York in three hours with a new Supersonic passenger aircraft

In Dubai, a civilian supersonic flight was presented to the witness. The first to the Concorde. In five years, you should be able to in a little more than three hours to cross the Atlantic.

Gernot Kramper