The project, titled ‘DART CMP Airframe – a reusable hypersonic platform’, is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can travel at hypersonic speeds up to Mach 12 (12 times the speed of sound) and is powered by a SPARTAN hydrogen fuelled scramjet engine.

By using hydrogen, the UAV is granted significant power whilst also being sustainable helping to dawn a new age in space aerospace transportation.

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Being developed in conjunction with University of Southern Queensland, LSM Advanced Composites and New South Wales-based Romar Engineering, it is hoped that the project will be ready for launch in 2023.

David Waterhouse, Managing Director of Hypersonix, said, “AE stands for Additive Engineering and is the fully 3D printed version out of high temperature alloys that are already available in Australia.

“The type of high temperature composites we require for DART CMP are currently not available here, therefore there is an urgent need to develop these materials in Australia.

“We are thankful that the government acknowledged this gap and responded with accepting our application. We can’t wait to have these materials ready in mid 2025.”

North American Hydrogen Summit

H2 View is taking its events platform to America’s original clean hydrogen hub of California. Together with the California Fuel Cell Partnership (CaFCP), we will stage our North American Hydrogen Summit in San Francisco on July 14-15.

As our summit theme Building Bridges: Hydrogen hubs and investment suggests, the event will explore the $8bn of funding announced to create at least four regional hydrogen hubs in the US. These hubs will turbo-charge the nation’s progress toward heavy trucking and industrial sectors that run without producing carbon pollution – and they may just provide the path forward to a hydrogen-fuelled future.

With California and Texas vying to be America’s hydrogen capital today, where are the hubs of tomorrow? Further still, what can other states, and countries, learn from California’s success story? And how can we build bridges to a successful flow of international investment?

Our early bird offer tickets are $1,000, for a limited time only. If you are a member of the CaFCP, be sure to grab your ticket at a discounted rate with a code that can be provided to you by the events team.

Full information about this event including attendance and sponsorship packages can be found here.