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    Military researchers lose contact with fastest unmanned aircraft ever launched

    Military researchers conducting the flight of the fastest unmanned aircraft ever launched said Thursday they had lost contact with the vehicle.

    The Falcon Hypersonic Test Vehicle (HTV-2) had successfully separated from the launch vehicle and was performing "glide phase" maneuvers meant to test its aerodynamics when contact was lost, according to an 11 a.m. (ET) Twitter post from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The latest tweet, at 12:30 p.m. said downrange trackers were unable to relocate the HTV2 but the vehicle "has an autonomous flight termination capability".

    The hypersonic aircraft was intended to eventually land in the Pacific Ocean.
    More here: Lost at sea. Military loses contact with hypersonic test plane – CNN Security Clearance - CNN.com Blogs

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    All part of progress.

    The USAF loses contact with UAVs all the time and they are going barely 300mph.

    Mach 20?! Jeeebus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    I think I just heard a loud noise in my backyard. Be right back.


    You can sue them if it landed on your car....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post


    You can sue them if it landed on your car....
    Probably not lol
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