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By ATK in 2005. Shows how little I know.

EDIT: Spaceref had the details, Mach 5.5.

(Scramjets are still not a space application.)

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I’ve been long meaning to do this. There are a huge amount of propulsion concepts and terms floating around so this is my small part of trying to clear up and order this corner of the internet. Namely, high speed aircraft and rocket engines and their advantages and disadvantages in very short form. This is by no means a well researched and meticulously checked post, as I don’t have time for one right now.

This is how I’d order most of them (you can click to get a bigger picture):

High Speed Propulsion Concepts

So, to explain the diagram:

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