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see jet propulsionjet propulsion,
propulsion of a body by a force developed in reaction to the ejection of a high-speed jet of gas. Jet Propulsion Engines

The four basic parts of a jet engine are the compressor, turbine, combustion chamber, and propelling nozzles.
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(aerospace engineering)
Essentially a ramjet engine, intended for flight at hypersonic speeds. Derived from supersonic combustion ramjet.
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The scramjet combustor model used here, shown in Figure 2(a), is similar to the model adopted by Yu et al.
The scramjet relies on high vehicle speed to compress and decelerate the incoming air before combustion.
Those undaunted by the required level of technical knowledge are rewarded with a detailed but readable story that begins with a background of scramjet research and continues to Hyper-X design, manufacturing, integration and checkout, and flight operations.
These include not only ballistic missiles and boost-glide systems, but also bombers, cruise missiles, and possibly scramjets or other advanced technologies.
Thum's team of engineers faced considerable challenges in designing the scramjet engine that was used successfully by the WaveRider.
The tests involve accelerating the scramjet to several times the speed of sound and switching it on.
Yesterday's launch was the second test flight in less than a week, and was intended to generate data about flight performance of a 100 kilogramme scramjet engine with an advanced fuel injector.
Scramjet tests in recent years in the US and Australia have clocked up to Mach 7.
The scramjet engine is an ultra-high-speed engine that draws oxygen for combustion from the atmosphere rather than having to carry it like a rocket.
We are talking here about scramjet, the technology that empowers man to fly at 5,000mph and will make it possible to get from London to Sydney in five hours.