Detonation-based engine could propel jets to Mach 17, paving way for interplanetary travel

May 10, 2021
Researchers are developing a new hypersonic engine based on detonations, which are explosions that send waves at rates faster than the speed of sound, with the ultimate aim of producing a propulsion system for the interplanetary planes and rockets of the future that harnesses the same type of energy emitted by supernovas.
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