HyShot 2 / Terrier-Orion

The HyShot Flight Program is an experiment designed to develop a correlation between pressure measurements made of supersonic combustion in The University of Queensland's T4 shock tunnel, and that which is observed in flight. This correlation will be developed with a scramjet configuration that retains the essential components for supersonic combustion. HyShot 2 reached speeds of Mach 7.6 and proved that the scramjet engine was viable. The technology could be useful for low-cost satellite launches and high-speed missile propulsion.

Historical Launch Data