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Lockheed Martin received a contract to build a "quiet" supersonic aircraft

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The National Space Administration (NASA) awarded Lockheed Martin a contract to build a prototype passenger supersonic aircraft, reports TASS.


Lockheed Martin received a contract to build a "quiet" supersonic aircraft


The test flight of the liner is scheduled for the end of 2021. The total amount of the transaction was $ 247,5 million. The development will be carried out by a division of the company called Skunk Works.

The project will be based on the noiseless sound barrier technology developed by NASA. “Most modern fighter planes can accelerate to supersonic speeds (over 1191,6 km / h), but after the flight there is a deafening boom caused by the so-called sonic boom. This is the reason for the current ban on the implementation of supersonic flights by civilian aircraft aviation", Explained in the company.

The construction of the new aircraft will be held in California. As planned by the customer, it will be an aircraft “capable of climbing 16,7 thousand meters and reaching speeds of 1512 km / h.”

It is noted that the sound impact is inevitable, but the designers intend to reduce this noise by more than half (75 decibels).

According to company spokesman Dave Richardson, a prototype is being created to collect data, "which will determine decisions made regarding the future of commercial supersonic flights."

Currently, there are only two supersonic passenger aircraft, mass-produced. These are the Soviet Tu-144 (exploited from 1975 to 1978 year), and the English-French "Concord" (made flights across the Atlantic from 1976 to 2003 year).
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  1. Gray brother
    Gray brother April 4 2018 14: 42
    +7
    Another project that will never be implemented.
    1. Letun
      Letun April 5 2018 07: 03
      0
      Quote: Gray Brother
      Another project that will never be implemented.

      Another failed gene. Designer vangs off the couch.
  2. Proxima
    Proxima April 4 2018 14: 44
    +3
    It’s strange that Roscosmos is allocating 1,6 billion rubles for a sketch of a super-heavy rocket, and here for a real flying prototype of a plane, a modest amount by American standards, only 247 million dollars request
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother April 4 2018 14: 47
      0
      Quote: Proxima
      and then for a real flying prototype of a plane a modest amount

      For the development of the prototype, and not for the flying prototype.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 April 4 2018 15: 05
        +1
        It is for the production of a flying laboratory.
        1. Gray brother
          Gray brother April 4 2018 15: 07
          0
          Quote: Vadim237
          It is for the production of a flying laboratory.

          Read better.
          The development will be carried out by a division of the company called Skunk Works.
    2. NEXUS
      NEXUS April 4 2018 16: 18
      +3
      Quote: Proxima
      and here for a real flying prototype of an airplane

      There will be no real plane ... ask yourself how much will a ticket for such a liner cost? And where will you find so many idiots for at least one flight of such a liner?
      Passenger supersonic can still exist only in Jet class aircraft with 20-30 seats.
      1. UAZ 452
        UAZ 452 April 4 2018 19: 34
        +1
        I add - the market for such business jets will be in the tens of cars around the world. Because not every billionaire will pull operating costs on such an ashes.
      2. Vadim237
        Vadim237 April 4 2018 22: 58
        0
        The Emirates will definitely buy 100 of these airplanes - travel the world with super sound and comfort, the ticket price will be around 4000 bucks - in business class. Many businessmen will pull.
    3. UAZ 452
      UAZ 452 April 4 2018 19: 31
      0
      It’s strange that Roscosmos is allocating 1,6 billion rubles for a sketch of a super-heavy rocket, and here for a real flying prototype of a plane, a modest amount by American standards, only 247 million dollars


      And what's so strange? 1,6 billion rubles - about $ 30 million, which is less than the cost of a serial modern aircraft. And $ 247 million for the prototype ... Well, firstly they will develop not from scratch, not the first supersonic device in the world, and secondly - not only in the course of execution, the contract value can quietly paint on the right as well, the American defense industry not less famous.
  3. Heterocapsa
    Heterocapsa April 4 2018 14: 48
    0
    silent roar let him be called. Stop America.
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother April 4 2018 14: 50
      +2
      Quote: Heterocapsa
      silent roar let him be called.

      Then the "whisperer")))
  4. Kot_Kuzya
    Kot_Kuzya April 4 2018 14: 50
    +1
    A silent supersonic aircraft is as nonsense as a dynamo-jet cannon without sound and flame. At first they would at least make subsonic noiseless. I remember that Tukhachevsky demanded to create a DRP without flame and smoke from behind, so that they could be installed in the towers of tanks and ships. Well, at least Tukhach can be understood, he last studied in 1914 and then there were no such things. And these Americans? Cool all the same, the Pentagon is sawing a budget.
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother April 4 2018 14: 52
      +1
      Quote: Kot_Kuzya
      Cool all the same, the Pentagon is sawing a budget.

      The Pentagon, as follows from the article, has nothing to do with it. You can cut any budget, not just the military.
  5. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch April 4 2018 14: 53
    +1
    "..Nasa's noise-free technology to overcome the sound barrier ..". Damn, I may be a savage, but will someone explain to me what this thing is?
    1. Kot_Kuzya
      Kot_Kuzya April 4 2018 14: 54
      +2
      This is the same thing as stealth planes “invisible” on locators and tanks that are “invisible” with thermal imagers.
    2. Ardein
      Ardein April 4 2018 14: 58
      +1
      Well, what? ... a very small airplane is being made ...
      But seriously, the strength of an acoustic shock depends on the size of the object and the distance (height).
      At least we were taught that. And SPS-2, if it is developed, it will be a very small business jet.
      PS And in general, if it gives out 75dB on the ground, being at an altitude of 16000m ... a lot, however)))
      1. Horon
        Horon April 4 2018 15: 41
        +2
        I also thought that they would drive the plane higher and there they would switch to supersonic, but of course they let fog through with:
        The project will be based on the noiseless technology developed by NASA.

        Another unmatched seafarers! A rocket launching vertically and breaking the sound barrier at high altitude is also “silent”.
    3. Gray brother
      Gray brother April 4 2018 14: 59
      +3
      Quote: iliitch
      ".. NASA-developed noiseless sound barrier technology.

      This is all from the wretchedness of American education.
      There is a misunderstanding connected with the “clap” caused by an incorrect understanding of the term “sound barrier”. This “clap” is properly called a “sonic boom.” An aircraft moving at supersonic speed creates shock waves in the surrounding air, air pressure surges. Simplified, these waves can be imagined as a cone accompanying the flight of an aircraft, with the top tied to the forward fuselage, and forming up against the movement of the aircraft and spreading quite far, for example, to the surface of the earth.
      When the boundary of this imaginary cone, denoting the front of the main sound wave, reaches the human ear, a sharp pressure jump is perceived by the ear as a pop. The sonic boom, as tied, accompanies the entire flight of the aircraft, provided that the aircraft moves fairly quickly, albeit at a constant speed. Cotton seems to be the passage of the main wave of a sound strike over a fixed point on the surface of the earth, where, for example, the listener is located.
      In other words, if a supersonic aircraft with constant, but supersonic speed began to fly over the listener back and forth, the cotton would be heard every time, some time after flying over the listener at a sufficiently close distance.

      https://topwar.ru/3165-sverxzvukovoj-xlopok.html
    4. Shahno
      Shahno April 4 2018 15: 10
      0
      I don’t know for sure, Lockheed has been tormenting this topic for a long time. They try to damp vibrations due to aerodynamics and tail (smooth forms, counterpropagating wave). There is another topic, turbulence induced by plasma regions ...
      1. Horon
        Horon April 4 2018 15: 54
        +3
        Plasma can reduce air resistance, but for an airplane this means a drop. Plasma does not fit! But with increasing height, not only the distance to the observer will increase, but also the vacuum. A less dense medium will reduce the sound effect of the flight and the sound will simultaneously "get stuck" falling into more dense layers. Everything else from the evil one is fog for advertising purposes!
    5. gridasov
      gridasov April 4 2018 22: 17
      +1
      There is not even a theoretical justification for what is a sound barrier. Accordingly, there is no and cannot be a solution to level this effect.
  6. Herculesic
    Herculesic April 4 2018 14: 55
    +1
    Well, yes, and if he goes into space at all, he will become a spaceship! lol Theory from Pinocchio from the usa - the higher the plane, the smaller it is from below wassat ! As if without them, no one had guessed to accelerate the aircraft to supersonic speed at the maximum height that this aircraft could climb!
  7. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii April 4 2018 14: 59
    +10
    Usually, projects and interesting technical solutions appear from such projects.
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother April 4 2018 15: 02
      +3
      Quote: ul_vitalii
      Usually, projects and interesting technical solutions appear from such projects.

      The reason for the appearance of such projects is often repeatedly worked out financial schemes.
      1. Vadim237
        Vadim237 April 4 2018 15: 10
        0
        If they succeed, then the company producing this supersonic passenger plane will have a market for such aircraft, the entire globe, the need for 60 - 200 aircraft. Well, who is who, and US passenger planes are able to do, and quickly.
        1. Gray brother
          Gray brother April 4 2018 15: 19
          +1
          Quote: Vadim237
          If they succeed

          If they succeed, then the grandmother will be written off and several people will make their old age even more comfortable.
      2. iliitchitch
        iliitchitch April 4 2018 15: 21
        +1
        Quote: Gray Brother
        The reason for the appearance of such projects is often repeatedly worked out financial schemes.

        laughing good . Why not ? To repay a shock wave in the atmosphere - why is it not a task for a financier? Any 18th Rothschild or Rockefeller on the list. They got divorced there like mad dogs, and all with show-offs. You can also re-study the propagation of radio waves in the aquatic environment ... wassat
    2. Vard
      Vard April 4 2018 15: 04
      +1
      http://wi-fi.ru/desktop/news/1/1612760 Вот тут немного рассказано что и как...
    3. gridasov
      gridasov April 5 2018 16: 44
      +1
      This is too slow a step in the development of knowledge. Knowledge also needs momentum.
  8. san4es
    san4es April 4 2018 15: 05
    +4
    NASA gives Lockheed Martin a contract to build a prototype passenger supersonic aircraft
    Quiet Supersonic X-Plane
    LockheedMartinVideos
    Posted on: 3 Apr 2018
    1. NN52
      NN52 April 4 2018 15: 27
      +2
      Trying with aerodynamic different schemes to conjure ...
      Maybe it will turn out something, but I think this future pepelats will be oh how not cheap ...
      1. san4es
        san4es April 4 2018 15: 41
        +2
        Quote: NN52
        ... I think this future pepelats will be oh how not cheap ...

        NASA is quite serious, as evidenced by the $ 20 million tranche that the agency gave Lockheed Martin to develop the X-plane design. NASA representatives believe that the new hybrid aircraft strategy is very promising for small civil aviation. We just have to wait. How else can you find out if the idea of ​​X -plane passed the test of time hi
        https://cybergamer.info/x-plane-ot-nasa#hcq=G3ZJf
        Oq
        1. NN52
          NN52 April 4 2018 15: 44
          +3
          I say business jets for billionaires ....
          1. san4es
            san4es April 4 2018 15: 47
            +1
            ... Perhaps, various design bureaus of the Russian Federation are already dealing with this issue, after the "rational proposal" of Uncle Vova to create Supersonic bully... I remember, then the whole Duma tensed ... belay
            Jan 2018 year
            1. NN52
              NN52 April 4 2018 15: 54
              +3
              I’m not sure that we need these now ... From Moscow to Khabarovsk, the flight time is 8 hours, although you can get enough sleep at changing time zones ... belay
              1. san4es
                san4es April 4 2018 15: 59
                +2
                Quote: NN52
                ... not sure if we need them now.belay

                ... Well ... "They" are high what , "They" know from there yes
          2. region58
            region58 April 4 2018 17: 49
            0
            Quote: NN52
            business jets for billionaires ....

            Judging by the approximate number of passenger seats - that in the video, in the picture - one or two, then just the same for them. yes
      2. gridasov
        gridasov April 4 2018 22: 20
        +1
        Aerodynamic schemes do not resolve these issues. This is the level of magnetic force interactions between the medium and the object.
        1. NN52
          NN52 April 4 2018 22: 53
          +2
          Lockheed does not try to exclude this effect in principle, but only to reduce it .. As they write ...
          Therefore, at this stage, knowledge of the laws of aerodynamics, there are no options, you need to experiment with circuits ... Maybe for now ...
          You can hear on earth ...
          In the cabin anyway ..
          And so, I’ll tell you from my own experience, when supersonic transitions in the cockpit, THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT ANYTHING, only the arrow jerked a little, and that’s all ... We dispersed until 1762 ...
          1. gridasov
            gridasov April 5 2018 16: 42
            +1
            And the question is not only in the acoustic effect. The question is that the sound threshold is a change in the direction of the perturbation cone. That is, at a subsonic speed of flight, the cone is in the opposite direction from the direction of flight, and with supersonic sound this cone not only changes direction, but also the angle. And what is a cone worth explaining? Therefore, when tending to hypersound, an object can collapse if the momentum of changing the direction of the disturbance is too high. After a sound threshold, the object itself becomes a source of disturbance.
            1. NN52
              NN52 April 5 2018 22: 12
              +1
              gridasov

              I don’t understand something ... you decided to check me?
              There is no "cone" on the subsonic, but there are spherical waves of indignation (to be honest, I had to refresh my knowledge of aerodynamics >>)
              And how is it on supersonic, cone, which is not on the sound, also changes direction ??? Do not understand? Where is changing direction ???
              Maybe in supersonic, in simple aviation language, disturbances already occur on a conical surface? And is this called a cone of indignation or a Mach wave?

              And yet, I’m more practicing all the same .... I’m not strong in near-scientific topics ...
              As Pete Mitchell said, we need to push this more with ores .... and take RUS smoothly and proportionately onto ourselves ...
              1. gridasov
                gridasov April 5 2018 22: 18
                +1
                No. Nothing personal. Just writing and reasoning. Resting
                1. NN52
                  NN52 April 5 2018 22: 23
                  +1
                  Well then, I will ply you, do not be surprised ...
      3. gridasov
        gridasov April 5 2018 16: 48
        +1
        The question is not the high cost, but the fact that new technologies of motion at hypersonic speeds in the space of an elastic atmosphere should be based on theories that open up all levels of prospects for the future, and not be a single and spontaneous solution.
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  10. Dormidont
    Dormidont April 4 2018 15: 30
    0
    Cool Wunderwaffle
  11. askort154
    askort154 April 4 2018 15: 33
    +2
    Putin has already given the task of the Tupolev Design Bureau to develop a supersonic passenger aircraft based on the Tu-160. As for the "shock wave" when overcoming the speed of sound, special air routes were allocated for flights. Overcoming the sound barrier, passed over sparsely populated regions or over the sea.
    1. iliitchitch
      iliitchitch April 4 2018 15: 46
      +1
      Quote: askort154
      Putin has already given the task of the Tupolev Design Bureau to develop a supersonic passenger aircraft based on the Tu-160.

      "..the triangle will be drunk; be it a circle, eat a louse!" . Does anyone have doubts about our supersonic? Putin is insidious, I won’t be surprised if the T-4 are reanimated, the TU-160 is also an option. Yes, dear thing, that’s just a little. It was about domestic transportation, actually.
  12. K-50
    K-50 April 4 2018 15: 36
    +1
    "Saw, Shura, saw. It is golden ..." (c) laughing
  13. cariperpaint
    cariperpaint April 4 2018 15: 45
    0
    yeah. and they did not receive a contract for the development of non-radioactive nuclear fuel? here they are budgeting ...
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother April 4 2018 16: 00
      +3
      Quote: cariperpaint
      yeah. and they did not receive a contract for the development of non-radioactive nuclear fuel?

      Good deal by the way. And the prototype of the fuel rod is already there.
      1. Sergey985
        Sergey985 April 4 2018 18: 29
        0
        Yes, a lot of money and time will be spent on developing the technology for separating birch bark. Four years, no less. Yes, and the knots will fonit.
    2. gridasov
      gridasov April 6 2018 09: 05
      +1
      In the static position, radioactive material, according to the signs of emission of potential energy, is such and there is no replacement for it. But at a high speed of relative motion of any solid material in an elastic ionizing medium, or vice versa, the movement of the medium relative to the material, there are signs of the manifestation of internal potential energy comparable with radioactive radiation. Moreover, natural radioactive material has radial radiation, and under conditions of artificial extraction of potential energy, such radiation is linear, which is more advantageous. Therefore, the principles and concept of energy generation during the initiation of ionization processes in any material in the environment of high potential interaction with the flow of ionizing gases or liquids is very attractive for creating closed energy generation circuits in installations for both space conditions and underwater conditions, as well as for creating motion processes in ion engines.
  14. gukoyan
    gukoyan April 5 2018 11: 24
    0
    Ugly some kind of design ...