X-59 QueSST Demonstrator Manufacturing Begins|
November 16, 2018
Martin Skunk Works began manufacturing the first part for the X-59 Quiet
Supersonic Technology aircraft, marking a milestone to bring supersonic
commercial travel over land one step closer to reality.
this year, NASA selected Lockheed Martin to design, build and flight test the
Low Boom Flight Demonstrator. The X-59 will conduct its first flight in 2021. It
will be used to collect community response data on the acceptability of the
quiet sonic boom generated by the aircraft, helping NASA establish an acceptable
commercial supersonic noise standard to overturn current regulations banning
supersonic travel over land.