At the new stage of testing the project of the innovative transport system of Ilona Mask Hyperloop One passenger capsule XP-1 gained a speed of 192 miles per hour (308.9 kilometers per hour).
The essence of the Hyperloop project
The project was first introduced by Ilon Mask in August 2013. According to the idea of the project, capsules capable of transporting goods, passengers and cars will move at high speed through pipes in which one thousandth of normal atmospheric pressure is maintained to reduce aerodynamic drag.
High Speed Records
The theoretical speed of capsules in the pipes of the Hyperloop system will be 1.2 thousand kilometers per hour. In total there are several “branches” of Hyperloop in different parts of the world, and it is specifically in Hyperloop One that it is planned to launch capsules at a speed of about 740 kilometers per hour. On recently passed tests, the speed reached a value of 308.9 kilometers per hour. Here’s how it looks:
Where were the tests conducted?
The tests were conducted on the DevLoop test site in a suburb of Las Vegas. The capsule passed through the pipe about 300 meters, after which its braking system was activated. At the same time, the pressure in the DevLoop pipe approximately reached the level of 60.9 thousand meters above sea level. Here is a video that demonstrates in more detail all the stages of testing:
At the next stage of testing, it is planned to reach a speed of 250 miles per hour (402.3 kilometers per hour), writes Tech Crunch.