|18/04/2022||Press Release:||NASA's X-59 Arrives Back in California Following Critical Ground Tests|
|11/02/2022||Press Release:||NASA's X-59 calls on Texas for key testing|
Quiet supersonic demonstrator starts ground testing in Texas
While in Texas, ground testing of the X-59 will ensure the aircraft can withstand the loads and stresses that typically occur during flight. The team will also calibrate and test the fuel systems.
Supersonic X-59 enters final assembly phase
Removed from its jig, the X-59 is ready for final assembly including the first power-on of the aircraft to test its internal systems. The first flight is planned for 2022.
X-59 prepares for quiet supersonic flight testing
The Lockheed Martin X-59's nose design should allow for quiet supersonic flight, turning the usual sonic boom into a quiet sonic thump. The aircraft will be tested over residential areas and noise feedback will be collected.
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