Accession Number : ADA535329


Title :   Finding of No Significant Impact and Environmental Assessment for Flight Test to the Edge of Space


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 2005-Dec 2008


Corporate Author : TETRA TECH INC SAN ANTONIO TX


Personal Author(s) : Knight, Jim ; Haber, Jerry


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a535329.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 175


Abstract : This report analyzes the potential environmental affects and consequences for conducting up to 48 annual flight tests by one of a kind research aircraft that would use scramjet engines to fly at altitudes up to 264,000 feet above sea level. These flights would reach speeds faster than the speed of sound and land at Edwards Air Force Base, California.


Descriptors :   *HYPERSONIC TEST VEHICLES , *ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT , AIR QUALITY , WILDLIFE , RISK ANALYSIS , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , SONIC BOOM , AIR BREATHING ENGINES(UNCONVENTIONAL) , TEST VEHICLES , MESOSPHERE


Subject Categories : Research and Experimental Aircraft
      Air Breathing Engines(unconventional)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE