Running a supersonic jet-car requires a lot of people and an enormous amount of equipment. For details of how the ThrustSSC Team is approaching this huge task, check out the information below:
To move 25 people and 80 tons of equipment - including a 10-ton jet-car - overseas for high-speed tests and record attempts could be an enormously complex and difficult operation. Just one of the twelve enormous Antonov AN-124's operated by HeavyLift-VolgaDnepr is enough, however...
For more information about "The Antonov", please click here.
Connecting the computer network and satellite data link in the Pit Station to team laptops on the desert and the Web Camera in the Aireshelta are Digital RoamAbout wireless network adapters.
For more information about the use of the RoamAbouts, please click here.
To mark the perimeter of the desert track, the pits area and access road the ThrustSSC team use 300 specially produced marker posts made by Fanning Polyform of Hove, Sussex. Nicknamed 'Fechers' after their designer, they have proved themselves perfect for their task.
For more information about the use of the Fechers, please click here.
The vast majority of photographs on this Web Site are taken digitally. Without the Fujifilm digital camera we simply could not offer the quality of reporting that we do.
For more information about the Fujifilm digital camera, please click here.
Very fast cars attempting World Land Speed Records require a very fast Firechase in the event of any incident. ThrustSSC's need for such a vehicle is amply covered by the Jaguar XJR Firechase
For more information about the Firechase, please click here.
A Hughes satellite link is used when overseas to provide telephone, fax and data connections to the UK.
For more information about the satellite link, please click here.
Land-Rover Discoverys are used for team transport when operating overseas in the harsh and unforgiving desert environments.
For more information about the use of the Discoverys, please click here.
Microplex Network Eye/270s are the Web Cameras used to show live pictures of ThrustSSC at home and in the Jordanian and Nevadan deserts.
For more information about the Network Eyes and Web Cameras, please click here.
All operations are controlled from the Pit Station Trailer. In addition to this role, it also contains many of the spares and tools for ThrustSSC, a 'clean room' for hydraulics work, the communications equipment for the Hughes satellite dish, the Internet equipment, and the power generators and air compressors.
For more information about the Pit Station Trailer, please click here.
The two incredibly versatile Supacats act as support vehicles for ThrustSSC during operations, towing the car around the desert, refuelling it from their onboard tanks, charging its batteries, and providing air-conditioning to the electronics bay and cockpit.
For more information about the Supacats, please click here.
Taxan have provided the ThrustSSC project with all the monitors the team use in the design and support of the car. Included is an example of their space-saving CrystalVision 650 flat-panel monitor for use in the limited space of the Pit Station Trailer.
For more information about the CrystalVision 650, please click here.
In addition to the CrystalVision 650 flat-panel monitor above and the project's 17" monitors, Taxan have provided one of their exceptional Ergovision 2150 TCO95 21" monitors to assist in the development of this Web Site.
For more information about the Ergovision 2150 TCO95, please click here.
In the event of an accident to ThrustSSC or any other team vehicle on the desert, the team must be able to their own provide emergency rescue capability. Weber have provided the ThrustSSC project with the vital cutting and spreading equipment needed in the Jaguar Firechase.
For more information about the Weber Rescue Equipment, please click here.
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