Musk intends to achieve half the speed of sound in the Hyperloop

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop system, under development to revolutionize public transportation, has faced another challenge. A few days ago, Musk revealed on Twitter that in upcoming tests his engineers will try to break the record and reach a speed of 600 kilometers per hour.

„Test of upgraded SpaceX/Tesla capsule coming soon. Sprób we accelerate it to half the speed of sound and decelerate it over a distance of about 1.2 km” – Musk wrote. That’s an impressive speed, but ultimately Hyperloop is expected to reach even more. In 2013, when Musk presented the Hyperloop idea to the world, the mówki with speeds on the order of 1,200 km/h.

Last December, it was announced that the completion of the testóIn phase three, które took place at the DevLoop track near Las Vegas. During the testóof the high-speed rail, or rather the capsule itself, reached a speed of almost 387 km/h beating the previous record by 77 km/h, który was established in August.

Upgraded SpaceX/Tesla Hyperloop under speed test soon. Will try to reach half speed of sound (and brake) within

Two months earlier, Hyperloop One announced that it had secured a strategic sponsor, Richard Branson, twórca Virgin Group. However, it has not been made public what financial contribution toómr fossils with each other billionaires. However, the company’s name has changed to Virgin Hyperloop One.

The Hyperloop rail system has been dusted off by Musk, although the concept itself is decades old. Musk’s idea involves the use of magnetic levitation technology, which means that the train will not move on rails, but on magnetic cushions produced by powerful electromagnets mounted on the undersides of the carsów. Such solutions are already in use around the world. With this application, the problem of friction is eliminated and the railroad will be able to reach higher speeds.

Speeds of about 1,200 km/h are to be possible thanks to the use of a pr tunnelóthruster. The concept of moving through a tunnel, with którego pumped out almost all the air, it will eliminate the problem of air resistance, which will add another tens or maybe hundreds on the speed counter. The tunnel will not be completely pró┬┐nia, some air will be in it. Therefore, to keep the capsules from acting like a piston, a system was used to suck air through each of the carriagesóin whichóry will direct them under spód producing an additional air cushion.

The whole thing is to be powered by large electromagnets, whichóre installed will be a nonóuniformly. There will be more of them in acceleration and deceleration areas, and they will be placed sporadically along the route, only to maintain speed.