SR-91 Aurora aircraft – hypersonic reconnaissance aircraft – Mach 5+ fighter jet. Aurora also known as SR-91 Aurora is the popular name of hypothesized American reconnaissance aircraft
Aurora also known as SR-91 Aurora is the popular name of hypothesized American reconnaissance aircraft
It is believed that SR-91 Aurora is capable of hypersonic flight at speeds of Mach 5+.
According to the hypothesis, Aurora was developed in the 1980s or 1990s as a replacement for the aging and expensive SR-71 Blackbird.
Does the US Air Force have a secret SR-91 Aurora hypersonic aircraft capable of a Mach 6 performance?
In the light of continually growing evidence suggests that the answer to this question is YES.
The well-known instance which provides evidence of such an aircraft’s existence is the sighting of a triangular plane over the North Sea in August 1989 by oil-exploration engineer Chris Gibson.
In another incident of the famous “sky quakes” heard over Los Angeles since the early 1990s, found to be heading for the secret Groom Lake (Area 51) installation in the Nevada desert, numerous other facts provide an understanding of how the aircraft’s technology works. Rumored to exist but routinely denied by U.S. officials, the name of this aircraft is Aurora.
The outside world uses the name Aurora because a censor’s slip let it appear below the SR-71 Blackbird and U-2 in the 1985 Pentagon budget request. Even if this was the actual name of the project, it would have by now been changed after being compromised in such a manner.
The plane’s real name has been kept a secret along with its existence. This is not unfamiliar though, the F-117a stealth fighter was kept a secret for over ten years after its first pre-production test flight.
The project is what is technically known as a Special Access Program (SAP). More often, such projects are referred to as “black programs.”
what was the first sign of the existence of SR-91 Aurora?
On 6 March 1990, one of the United States Air Force’s Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird spyplanes shattered the official air speed record from Los Angeles to Washington’s Dulles Airport.
There, a brief ceremony marked the end of the SR-71’s operational career. Officially, the SR-71 was being retired to save the $200-$300 million a year it cost to operate the fleet. Some reporters were told the plane had been made redundant by sophisticated spy satellites.
A British Ministry of Defence report released in May 2006 refers to USAF priority plans to produce a Mach 4-6 highly supersonic vehicle, but no conclusive evidence had emerged to confirm the existence of such a project.
It was believed by some that the Aurora project was canceled due to a shift from spy-planes to high-tech unmanned aerial vehicles and reconnaissance satellites which can do the same job as a spy plane, but with less risk of casualties.
Get real….way past mach 11…..Sunday morning over Santa Clarita is good time place for view
To quote an unamed Skunkworks employee from a decade ago,
“Today we could take ET home.”
That was Ben Rich who said that.
the picture is from a movie called STEALTH
There’s substantial evidence that the old SR-71 blackbird had a history of going hypersonic with speeds of 5,760 mph (Mach 7.7) back in the 1980’s. Given that the Blackbird was designed in the early 1960’s, it’s quite obvious that the SR-91 could top out at over 8,000 mph at over 100,000 feet altitude.
In 2015 I found an actually accurate flight sim.
I was able to pilot an SR 71 to about 188,000 feet.
With stability, and control. Was able to get back down to 30k ft, landing would have been a joke.
Today I literally have a picture of the SR-91, complete with NRO (presumably National Recon Office?) very obviously marked on its tail fin.,,,, on my instagram profile.
This thing would /obviously/ have been essentially a literal Star Wars style space ship.
History is not what we think it is.
The aurora has a pulse jet engine. Conventional jet engine till mach 3 at 80 thousand feet. Then the pulse engine kicks in. Timed explosions shoot out the exhaust and take it to mach 7 and in a parabola climb can reach 200000 feet for a few minutes. Titanium frame can take the heat.
Is that like the Ram jet engines on the sr-71
Oh, to have been a fly on the wall when Lockheed was asked if they could produce a manned aircraft that could outrun a missile. If it were anyone else, or at a different time, I don’t think it would have been tried at all
i wonder what the materials are that keep it cool at such a high speed? is it some kind of shield of block matter? or is the shell some kind of system that has capillaries at X size running within the mass? some kind of radiator for super sonic craft? or is it some kind of distorted space it travels within some kind of air pocket using high energy plasma sleeve? metal get hot at 8000mph it gets really hot? obviously the shell is not just a aluminum sheeting? or is it covered with some kind of dark mass? something that can cloak, something that is a shield preventing damages from MTA rockets? does it have antigravity motors?
Sitting on beach house porch facing directly south. Arora coming in fast paced by 2 f-15’s. low flying sub sonic with contrail and pulse. 20 miles from Tindall AFB.
ref. comment on Aug.4
Cape San Blas facing S. Gulf of Mexico.