The China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) has announced that its new magnetic levitation (maglev) train has achieved speeds of up to 623 kilometers per hour (387 miles per hour) during tests inside a low-vacuum tube just two kilometers long. ) claimed to have surpassed the previous record.by South China Morning Post, CASIC said it had made “significant progress” in its latest tests, although the exact speeds reached by the trains remain confidential. He added that this was the first time that an ultra-high-speed Hyperloop train achieved stable levitation while traveling inside a low-vacuum tube.
This means China could soon introduce trains that are as fast as planes. SCMP report. The vehicle utilizes maglev technology, which uses magnetism to propel the train forward and “float” it above the tracks to reduce friction. To further increase speed, the train also passes through specially designed low-vacuum tubes that reduce air resistance.
CASIC said the latest tests not only set a speed record for the system, but also validated several key technologies and proved that they work well together. The agency said the high-speed flight project integrates aerospace technology and surface rail transport technology, and has a design speed of up to 1,000km/h, exceeding the speed of civil aviation.
Mao Kai, the project’s chief designer, said: “Science and technology are progressing step by step, and some aspects of this project are still in uncharted territory in China. Every step is challenging and complex. It’s a system.”
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The report said the latest tests showed that the vehicle’s tubes and tracks interact well, keeping the heavy maglev train stable and afloat. CASIC said the powerful mobility system and overall safety controls also performed as expected.
These advances have increased the overall technical maturity of the system and laid a solid technological foundation for future high-speed testing and the construction of a national-level transportation network, the agency added.
In addition, the China National Space Administration’s CASIC division is also working on the country’s next-generation commercial aerospace electromagnetic launch system.