DARPA Appoints Team to Study HTV-2 Issue

DARPA Appoints Team to Study HTV-2 Issue

DARPA appointed an Engineering Review Board to study the issues associated with the loss of the second Falcon HTV-2 test vehicle.

The second of two launches of the Falcon HTV -2 ended the same way as the first with loss of contact prematurely.

HTV-2 project manager Air Force Maj. Chris Schultz said that although boosting the aircraft into the required trajectory was well understood, “We do not yet know how to achieve desired control during the aerodynamic phase of flight. It’s vexing. …”

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