DARPA HTV-2 Launched, But Contact Lost

DARPA HTV-2 Launched, But Contact Lost

DARPA’s Falcon HTV-2 was launched successfully today, but contact was lost prematurely.

The launch was delayed from yesterday because of downrange weather conditions.

The Minotaur IV rocket successfully lofted the hypersonic test vehicle and it began its glide back to Earth. However, DARPA lost contact with it prematurely according to the agency’s website. A similar fate befell the first of these two test flights, although DARPA obtained nine minutes worth of usable data that time.

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