The Houston, Texas-based hypersonic aircraft developer said Tuesday its vehicle engineering team is working on Stargazer, a Mach 9 hypersonic spaceplane whose concept was unveiled during a transportation- and mobility-focused event in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Backed by over $33 million in venture capital and government funding, Venus looks to exceed high-speed transportation limits. Its team consisting of military veterans and aerospace and research and development professionals is developing a next generation rocket engine with zero emission capability, an innovative aircraft shape and a leading-edge cooling tech.
The company has conducted a series of tests for its tech demonstration engine and is looking to begin hypersonic drone subsonic and supersonic flight tests next year.
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