Published: January 21, 2015
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By: Randhir Brar, San Jose State University
Category: Aerospace Engineering
Seminar on Airship to Orbit was held on 01/20/2015 at Folsom, CA. It was presented by John Powell, President of JP Aerospace on his Airship to Orbit (ATO) program.
In ATO a hypersonic wave rider airship slowly accelerate to orbital velocity. John presented the concepts as well as adventures of this 38 year development program. He talked about 173 test flights and hypersonic shock tube research and over 100 electric/chemical engine tests.
It was a very interesting presentation and I learned many new things about Airship To Orbit . Apart from learning, I got chance to expand my professional network.