Delft University students gear up for hyperloop record with new capsule

The presentation of the new pod. Photo: Jan de Groen
The presentation of the new pod. Photo: Jan de Groen

Delft University students have launched their new experimental capsule for the hyperloop super fast transport system which will be put through its paces in an international competition in the US on 22 July.

The Atlas 01 is a half-size pod which will race through the experimental hyperloop system at the SpaceX site in California. The circuit is around one mile long.

Space X is an aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company  owned by Elon Musk.

The hyperloop is futuristic a passenger and freight transportation that propels a pod-like vehicle through a near-vacuum tube at more than airline speed.

Last year, Delft won the overall prize, based on the points given for design and safety as well as for speed.This year, speed is the only criteria for winning the competition.

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