A team of European hypersonic researchers is preparing for wind tunnel tests of a Mach 8 concept that is designed to prove technologies to develop ultra-long-range, high-speed commercial vehicles and air-breathing space launch systems. Funded under Europe’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, Stratospheric Flying Opportunities for High-speed Propulsion Concepts (Stratofly) is targeted at fostering hypersonic capabilities for a 300-seat passenger vehicle cruising above 30 km ...

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