Source: https://traveltomorrow.com/china-succes ... hyperloop/ Accessed: 2023-01-27China has just completed the first tests with its Hyperloop, a new form of ground transport that could potentially see passengers traveling at over 700 mph (1100 km/h) in floating pod which races along inside giant low-pressure tubes, either above or below ground. The tests were completed with a full-size passenger vehicle.
The achievement was reported by the South China Morning Post, which said that China has just completed three tests on a special superconducting magnetic levitation line set up in Datong, in Shanxi province. The tests were carried out on a circuit measuring about two kilometers long, far from the 60 kilometers that those responsible for the project have set as a goal for the next few years.
During the test, the capsule reached speeds of up to 50 kilometers per hour and covered a distance of 210 meters. There is still work ahead to achieve the ambitious goal set by those in charge: to reach 1,000 km/h once the complete 60 km test circuit is available. T
The test facilities were built and operated by CASIC, China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation, a state-owned company based in Beijing. [...]
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China "successfully" completes first test of its Hyperloop
Source: http://en.people.cn/n3/2023/0720/c90000-20046894.html 2023-07-20The project has completed the construction of a test base and the first phase of a test line, the integration and debugging of equipment, and a full-size superconducting test on the system.
The test line is located in Yanggao county, Datong city in north China's Shanxi Province.
The test is the first full-sized superconducting test on the system in China.
The project involves technologies in advanced manufacturing, advanced power electronics, information industry, new energy, new materials, infrastructure, and other sectors.
Mao said over 1,000 organizations in China engage in the project, which helps improve the R&D and manufacturing capacities of organizations in the industry's upstream and downstream links.
The construction of the project, which was approved in September 2021, kicked off in April 2022. The project is a demonstration one launched by the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) and the people's government of Shanxi Province.
Source: http://en.people.cn/n3/2023/0720/c90000-20046894.html 2023-07-20
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