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Airframe-Integrated Scramjet Engine Tests in NASA
Langley Scramjet Engine Test Facilities

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Below is a table summarizing the airframe-integrated scramjet engine tests performed in NASA Langley scramjet engine test facilities over the years. Links are provided to individual pages, where available, detailing the specific engines.

Program
Engine
CHSTF
AHSTF

8-Ft. HTT.

HYPULSE
Tests
Total
Tests
Time
Period
NASA
M4 - 178 90 0 0 268 963 Pre-NASP
(1976 - 1987)
Parametric M4 - 238 212 0 0 450
Step-Strut M4 - 245 0 0 0 245

NASP

Government Baseline M4 - 114 0 0 0 114 1223 NASP
Pre-Team
(1987 - 1990)
Engine A 0 69 0 0 69
EngineA-1 0 55 0 0 55
Engine A-2 M4 - 177 144 0 0 321
Engine A-2+ 0

M6 - 4
M7&8 - 17
Other - 51

0 0 72
Engine C  M4 - 31   202 0 0 233
Engine B-1 M4 - 359 0 0 0 359
NASP SX-20

0

160 0 0 160 326 NASP-Team
(1990 - 1994)
NASP SXPE 0 142 0 0 142
NASP CDE 0 0 M7 - 24 0 24
NASA
Parametric 400 0 0 0 400 683 Post-NASP
(1994 - 1996)
A-3 HC M4 - 132 0 0 0 132
SXPE 0 124 0 0 124
CDE 0 0 M7 - 27 0 27
Hyper-X DFX M5 - 97 370 0 0 467 876 1996 - 2003
HXEM 0 M7 - 130 M7 - 16 0 146
HXFE 0 0 M7 - 54 0 54
HSM 0 0 0
 M7 - 43
M10 - (156)
M15 - 10
209
NASA GTX 0 0 0 17 17 17 ASTP - 2000
DARPA/ONR HyFly 0 0 77 0 77 77 2002 & 2004
AFRL GDE-2 0 0 7 0 7 7 2006
X-51, X-1 0 0

M5 - 18
M6.5 - 2

0 20 57 2006-2008
X-51, X-2 0 0

M5 - 37

0 37 2008
NASA REST 45 0 0 0 45 45 2005
HSST/AFRL/NASA LSETT     29   29 29 2011-2012
Grand Totals 2016 1770 291 226 4303 4303 (thru 10-2012)
Note: Only successful tests have been tabulated.

(Denotes current ongoing test programs)

 

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