NASA revealed (NASA) and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin officially announced the launch of the revolutionary aircraft “X-59 Quest”, which they believe will constitute a milestone in the field of hypersonic aviation.
As NASA's newest experimental aircraft, the X59 is designed to break the sound barrier without emitting any loud sound waves, but in return the aircraft emits a less noisy buzz similar to that heard from inside a car door Sound off.
NASA Associate Administrator Pam Milroy highlighted the unconventional design that eliminated the front windows to mitigate sound barrier sounds. Instead, the aircraft has an external vision system that includes cameras and displays mounted in the cockpit to provide pilots with an augmented reality view of their surroundings, which designers believe will provide adequate visibility into the aircraft's surroundings.
The aircraft is also the result of decades of research and development work, relying on modern advanced manufacturing methods, including augmented reality systems and 3D modeling technology. The X-59 aircraft represents an extension of NASA's legacy of pioneering innovation in aerospace. Aviation sector. The aircraft's history dates back to 1947, when the age of supersonic aviation began in the California desert.
After completing the first phase of required testing, the agency will conduct multiple flights over selected residential areas across the U.S. to collect data on how citizens perceive and experience the sounds of aircraft in flight.
NASA plans to use the data to gain regulatory approval for commercial supersonic flight, with the aim of making aviation more sustainable and enabling faster flights over densely populated areas.
Supersonic flight has many benefits, such as rapid medical response, reduced transport time, and transportation and travel in emergency and rapid time conditions.
While NASA and Lockheed Martin are leading the program, other companies such as Boom Supersonic are also developing similar supersonic commercial aircraft, indicating significant growth in the field.