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AECOM to Develop “˜Hyperloop“™ Test Track for SpaceX Transport Pod Competition

AECOM to Develop “˜Hyperloop“™ Test Track for SpaceX Transport Pod Competition - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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AECOMSpaceX has tapped AECOM to design and develop a Hyperloop test track for a SpaceX-hosted competition that aims to promote innovation among university students and speed up the development of Hyperloop prototypes.

Hyperloop is a type of transport system that would travel up to 760 miles per hour through a network of air-cushioned pods and low-pressure tubes, AECOM said Tuesday.

Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, proposed the new transport system.

AECOM will incorporate a non-magnetic sub-track into a steel tube that will be used to test prototypes of transport pods as part of SpaceX“™s Hyperloop Pod Competition.

AECOM will begin construction work on the test track in spring 2016.

SpaceX will host a “Design Weekend” as part of the competition for more than 100 student teams at Texas A&M University from Jan. 29 to 30.

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Written by Jane Edwards

is a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, where she writes for ExecutiveBiz about IT modernization, cybersecurity, space procurement and industry leaders’ perspectives on government technology trends.

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