Since 2016 international student teams have been competing in the Hyperloop Pod Competition with prototypes for transport capsules, in which passengers will be able some day to travel at a speed approaching sonic speed. At least that is the vision of Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, who runs the competition in Los Angeles.
Having won the competition for the fastest capsule last year, the WARR study group from the TUM Department of Mechanical Engineering was again able to secure first place with their modified model. With their new prototype, again built in UnternehmerTUM's MakerSpace in Garching near Munich, the team was able to increase the speed from 324 km/h last year to 467 km/h.
The student initiative WARR (Scientific Workgroup for Rocketry and Spaceflight) at the Technical University of Munich has been active in the field of aerospace since 1962.
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