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One of those designs is by , a European-designed aeroplane capable of cruising speeds up to eight times faster than sound (8,500 km/h or 5,280 mph) taking passengers from Brussels to Sydney in 2 hours and 55 minutes.
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The Lapcat-II team is not alone in this field. They are sharing concepts and ideas with researchers across the Pacific Ocean. In Asia, Japan’s Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) is also working on a hypersonic airliner called Hytex intended to cross the Pacific Ocean in two hours at speeds of Mach 5.
Concorde was the best-known member of an exclusive club of two; the only other civilian airliner able to break the speed of sound was the Soviet Union’s Tupolev Tu-144, which flew until 1999. A was used in experiments by Nasa, and American and Russian aerospace industries, in a joint research program after the end of the Cold War.