The Hyshot experiment, attempting the world’s first flight test of
supersonic combustion, was launched at Woomera, north of Adelaide at
approximately 1300 local time.

An international team of researchers, being led by The University of
Queensland, is presently analysing data from the experiment.

Project leader Dr Allan Paull says the data is inconclusive, and he will
be in a better position to make a statement about the experiment tomorrow.

To download an image of today’s rocket launch click here
[ (869KB)].

MEDIA: For more information, contact Peter McCutcheon at UQ Communications
on 07 3365 1088 or 0413 380012

HyShot Rocket launch, 30 October 2001. Photo credit: Leading Aircraftwoman
Simone Libelt, Royal Australian Air Force 92 Wing, RAF Base, Edinburgh.