San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Dr. Sandy Tirtey
Technical Lead and Project Manager Scramspace
Scamjets — or supersonic combustion ramjets — are air-breathing engines capable of travelling at hypersonic speeds beyond Mach 5. The engines offer a save, reliable and economical means of accessing space for launches of communication satellites.
A $14 million international consortium led by the University of Queensland is leveraging Australia's world leadership in scramjet technology to develop a new type of scramjet engine capable of reaching Mach 8 (8,600km/h).
Scramjet 1 is scheduled to be tested in Norway in September 2013. Dr. Sandy Tirtey has been the technical expert on the Scramjet system since 2010.
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Royal Aeronautical Society - Queensland Branch
The world's only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community.
Established in 1866 to further the art, science and engineering of aeronautics, the Society has been at the forefront of aerospace ever since.