hypersonic glider

hypersonic glider

[¦hī·pər′sän·ik ′glīd·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
An unpowered vehicle, specifically a reentry vehicle, designed to fly at hypersonic speeds.
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The Chinese appear to be testing a hypersonic glider that could defeat that by maneuvering as it closes in on its target.
Such a system would presumably knock a rocket out before it deploys a hypersonic glider.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) said the Falcon HTV-2 hypersonic glider was launched in the early hours, at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.
LOS ANGELES, Ramadan 11, 1432, Aug 11, 2011, SPA -- An unmanned hypersonic glider developed for U.
The reusable hypersonic glider will lift off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility at Wallops Island, Va.
Unknown to the world Canadian Arrow has been collaborating with Prof Paul Czsyz, a well known hypersonic glider expert, to evaluate and select a design that would provide a solid foundation for an orbital fly back spacecraft.
The common aero vehicle would be an unpowered, maneuverable, hypersonic glider capable of carrying approximately 1,000 pounds of munitions, with a range of approximately 3,000 miles.