DARPA IDs Flaw in Falcon HTV-2, Will Test Again Next Year

DARPA Falcon hypersonic technology vehicle (HTV)

DARPA PRESS RELEASE

Following an extensive six-month review, the independent Engineering Review Board (ERB) chartered to examine data collected during the Falcon Hypersonic Technology Vehicle’s (HTV-2) first flight has completed its review. The ERB concluded that the anomaly resulted from flight control authority limitations to operate at the angle of attack the vehicle was programmed to fly for the speed and altitude of the flight.

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