Startup Hermeus Wants to Build a Hypersonic Jet That Flies at 5 Times the Speed of Sound

Live Science | 5/20/2019 | Staff
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A U.S. venture-capital firm recently led a round of seed investment for Hermeus Corp., a new startup looking to develop a hypersonic aircraft.

Hermeus also announced its advisory board in a statement issued May 13; the board includes the former president of Blue Origin and former associate administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

Mission - Aerospace - Startup - Speed - Air

The mission of this aerospace startup is to increase the speed of air transportation by developing vehicles that can fly ''in excess of Mach 5 — over 3,000 miles per hour [4,800 km/h]. At Mach 5, flight times from New York to London will be reduced from 7 hours to 90 minutes,'' Hermeus officials said in the statement. Mach 1 is approximately the speed of sound traveling through Earth's atmosphere.

Related: Watch a Student-Built Rocket Go Supersonic!

Idea - World - Cities - Hermeus - CEO

The idea is to connect the world's cities ''significantly faster than ever before,'' which Hermeus CEO A.J. Piplica likened to the broadband era of data transmissions.

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