Have you ever imagined being able to go to the other side of the world in the time it takes to play a football match? If we asked this question to the Swiss company Destinus, its answer would be yes, since They have invested more than 25.5 million euros in continuing their Jungfrau project.
This is Jungfrau
It is an autonomous hypersonic aircraft that, they estimate, will have the ability to reach speeds of 15 Mach. This vehicle uses hydrogen as fuelso it could become a sustainable and faster alternative to current flights.
The Jungfrau is halfway between an airplane and a rocket, according to the company, since it will perform operations similar to those of an airplane, but You will be able to ascend and accelerate until you exceed the speed of sound.
The prototype they plan to build will reach heights of up to 60 kilometers away from Earth. This will allow you to move cargo between continents in less than two hours. In fact, Destinus charts suggest that Jungfrau will be able to reach supersonic speed in 15 minutes and reach full speed in cruise mode in 20 minutes.
The graphs show that the plane should begin braking 40 minutes before landing.destiny
Destinus reports that his power will be so great that he will need to start braking 40 minutes before landing. In addition, it details that Jungfrau can travel almost 800 kilometers in 40 minutes at its supersonic speed.
The Jungfrau prototypes
“Late next year, we plan to fly the next iteration of the prototype with both the ATR engine and a second hydrogen rocket engine – it will be the configuration for our commercial vehicles,” said Mikhail Kokorich, CEO of Destinus.
Before we start planning the prototype that Kokorich is talking about, the company had already managed to design another small-scale prototype. His idea is to create a life-size one by the end of 2022 that precedes next year’s.
The intention of Destinus is that the plane will serve to carry emergency goods to any point on the planet. Jungfrau is capable of carrying payloads of around one tonso that “isotopes with a short half-life for the treatment of cancer or human organs” could be carried.
For now, the firm has begun talking with European and Swiss regulators “to prepare new certification and regulatory requirements for the hyperplane,” says the CEO. A) Yes, will be able to continue testing their prototypes on the continent for the project to go ahead.
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