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DARPA Falcon HTV-2 Hypersonic Vehicle to Launch from Vandenberg on Tuesday

18 Apr 2010, 13:09 UTC
DARPA Falcon HTV-2 Hypersonic Vehicle to Launch from Vandenberg on Tuesday
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DARPA plans to launch its Mach 20 Falcon HTV-2 test vehicle on Tuesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Falcon hypersonic technology vehicle (HTV)
DARPA is set to launch its maneuverable, hypersonic Falcon HTV-2 test vehicle out of Vandenberg Air Force Base on Tuesday. The Lockheed Martin built vehicle — designed to fly at speeds of Mach 20 and above — will be launched aboard a Minotaur Lite rocket. It is set to fly about 4,100 nautical miles across the Pacific in less then 30 minutes before impacting in the ocean north of the Kwajalein Atoll. The goal of the project is to design weapons that will allow the U.S. to quickly respond to threats.
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