China’s secret wind tunnel is key to testing hypersonic missiles and avoiding airborne mistakes: paper

//China’s secret wind tunnel is key to testing hypersonic missiles and avoiding airborne mistakes: paper

China’s secret wind tunnel is key to testing hypersonic missiles and avoiding airborne mistakes: paper

The world’s first wind tunnel capable of testing a full-sized hypersonic missile through the critical stages of flight has been operating in China and helped prevent expensive test failures such as setbacks seen in the United States, according to scientists involved in the Chinese project.The facility’s name, location and top Mach rating remained classified, but it had played an important role in China’s hypersonic weapons programme, allowing ground tests that could expose critical engineering…

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