Generation Orbit’s Hypersonic Testbed Becomes X-60A The GOLauncher1 (GO1) hypersonic flight-research vehicle under development by Generation Orbit Launch Services for the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has been designated the X-60A. The startup is developing the air-dropped booster as an affordable and flexible testbed for technologies including scramjet propulsion, high-temperature materials and autonomous control. “The X-60A is like a flying wind tunnel to capture ...

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