NASA and Lockheed Martin are working on a new supersonic aircraft. In the design of the X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Transport will use the material from the old military models.
In order to reduce production costs, X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Transport, the Agency looks for and uses parts from other military structures. Onboard the supersonic aircraft will be some very famous parts, before he finally takes off into the sky. The us space Agency has decided to bet on the redesigned components that were originally installed on fighter jets such as the F-16 Fighting Falcon.
QueSST is a pilot project, which is part of the efforts to build a supersonic commercial aircraft that can not create a huge noise during the flight. Concorde during its heyday produced a noise of about 105 decibels, which can be heard on the ground.
According to Lockheed Martin, the plane X-59 will be ready to fly at a speed of about 1512 kilometers per hour. Currently, the entire structure is built at the Skunk Works plant in Palmdale, California. The project is scheduled for completion in 2021. The first test flight of the X-59 will take place in 2022.