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X-51 Status Update

X-51A Flight Ends Prematurely, USAF “The X-51 safely separated from the B-52 and the rocket booster fired as planned. However, after 16 seconds, a fault was identified with one of the cruiser control fins. Once the X-51 separated from the rocket booster, approximately 15 seconds later, the cruiser was not able to maintain control due to the faulty control fin and was lost.” Hypersonic X-51 Unsuccessful – Engine Not to […]

  • NASA Watch
  • August 16, 2012