NASA Completes High-Voltage Testing of X-57 Maxwell Experimental Aircraft Written 27 July 2021


NASA’s X-57 Electric Aircraft | Credit: NASA

ExecutiveGov reports that NASA “has completed the high-voltage testing of its all-electric X-57 Maxwell aircraft at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California.” The test “plugged an auxiliary power to the” Empirical Systems Aerospace-developed aircraft “to ensure that all integrated systems could function as designed at full power, NASA said Friday.” The test was “the first time the X-57’s propellers spun under electric power since Empirical Systems delivered the aircraft to NASA in October 2019.” NASA will now “put the experimental aircraft through verification and validation testing.”
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