Waspie_Dwarf Posted March 22 #1 Share Posted March 22 (IP: Staff) · U.S. Air Force to test hardware at hypersonic speeds on Varda’s space capsules Varda Space secured a $60 million ‘strategic financing’ agreement from the U.S. Air Force with private matching funds Quote WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force plans to use startup Varda Space Industries’ reentry capsules as hypersonic flight test platforms, the company’s cofounder Delian Asparouhov told SpaceNews. Varda has been raising venture funds to send to orbit 120-kilogram “factory” satellites to make products in zero-gravity and return them to Earth in a reentry capsule. The Air Force would use the capsule as a platform to test the performance of components and materials at hypersonic speeds. Read More: SpaceNews 3 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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