Hypersonics & National security TECHNOLOGY

Hypersonic vehicles travel in excess of five times the speed of sound—Mach 5—covering vast distances in minutes.

Why It’s Important

Today’s geopolitical environment requires the United States to exceed the pace of development set by other nations. Much like the space race of the 20th century, the interdisciplinary research problems we solve as part of this challenge will have far reaching impact for decades to come.

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Ground vs Air Testing

Ground testing is a critical component of hypersonics research, allowing an accelerated testing schedule at lower cost versus air testing. HGTC fills this strategic gap in domestic research capabilities.

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LATEST NEWS IN HYPERSONICS

Pentagon seeks commercial tech for hypersonic test vehicle

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Defense leader on campus praises Purdue’s efforts ‘to defend the nation’

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Purdue University and Velo3D print hypersonic metal parts

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Purdue is at the epicenter of hypersonics technology in the U.S.

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Can the U.S. Win the Hypersonics Race?

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National hypersonic ground test facility to be built in Purdue Aerospace District

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