supersonic combustion ramjet


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supersonic combustion ramjet

[¦sü·pər¦sän·ik kəm¦bəs·chən ′ram‚jet]
(aerospace engineering)
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The so-called Supersonic Combustion Ramjet - or scramjet - engine was designed to travel at speeds of up to 5,000 mph, or ten times the speed of conventional aircraft, the University of Queensland said.
The term "scramjet" is used to describe the engine s supersonic combustion ramjet design, which follows the same principles as a ramjet engine in which air coming into an engine is compressed as it is forced through a narrow neck on its way to the combustion chamber, but at supersonic speeds.
The supersonic combustion ramjet engine was launched from a site in the Australian outback by HyShot project members.
A rocket carrying the "scramjet" - short for supersonic combustion ramjet - went off course as it flew 196 miles above the Earth.