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HRE - Hypersonic Research Engine

Artist Depiction of X-43

Ground Test Hardware
Pre-test photo Pre-testing historical photo
HRE SAM-AIM Chart SAM-AIM Testing Chart
AIM side view Current photo on display table, side view
AIM front view Current photo on display table, front view
AIM rear view Current photo on display table, rear view

 

Dummy Flight Test Hardware on X-15
X-15A-2 with dummy ramjet
X-15A-2 with dummy ramjet
X-15A-2 launch from B-52 with ablative coating and external tanks
X-15A-2 launch from B-52 with ablative coating and external tanks

 

Flightweight Engine in the International Sport Aviation Museum, Lakeland, FL, never tested
X-15A-2 with dummy ramjet
Rear view
X-15A-2 launch from B-52 with ablative coating and external tanks
Front view

 

AIAA 93-2323, Review of NASA's Hypersonic Research Engine Project by Earl H. Andrews and Ernest A. Mackley, AIAA/SAE/ASM E/ASEE 29th Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, June 28-30, 1993 / Monterey, CA.(PDF - 735 KB)

Study of Underexpanded Exhaust Jets of an X-15 Airplane Model and Attached Ramjet Engine Simulator at Mach 6.86, Andrews Jr., E. H. and Rogers, R. C., NASA TM X-1571, May, 1968.

Flight Experience with Shock Impingement and Interference Heating on the X-15-2 Research Airplane, Watts, J.D., NASA TM X-1669, October, 1968.

 

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