A US venture capital firm recently launched a round of seed capital investment for Hermeus Corp., a new startup that wanted to develop a hypersonic aircraft .
Hermeus also announced his advisory board in A Statement which was published on Monday (May 13). The board consists of the former President of Blue Origin and the former Associate Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.
The mission of this aerospace startup is to increase the speed of air traffic through the development of vehicles that can fly more than Mach 5 – over 3,000 miles per hour [4,800 km/h]. At Mach 5, the flight times from New York to London are reduced from 7 hours to 90 minutes, according to the Hermes statement. Mach 1
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The round of startup capital investment cited by Khosla Ventures (with the additional involvement of private investors) will continue the development of Hermesus hypersonic propulsion system, the statement said.
"Hermeus is developing an aircraft that not only enhances the flight experience with greatly reduced flight times, but also has great societal and economic impact," said Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures in the statement.
Hermeus will join an emerging aerospace industry One year ago, NASA awarded air defense and defense firm Lockheed Martin a $ 241.5 million contract to develop a silent supersonic aircraft that could fly until mid-2022 In June 2018, Boeing presented his hypersonic aircraft concept at the Aviation and Aeronautics Forum in Atlanta . Two years ago, the startup Boom Technology, in collaboration with founder of Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, founded a carrier for this concept that could reach Mach 2.2.