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Who invented the hypersonic missile?


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Hypersonic is a classification for speed in the atmosphere, and usually means >M5, or 5 times the speed of sound in air at that density.
There were certainly rockets which exceeded this speed previous to hypersonic missiles, but they mostly did so in very rarefied ( hi altitude ) atmosphere, or what is considered space.
The main problem is having enough fuel, or burning it slowly enough, to be able to accelerate to M5, in a small enough package.
But for big rockets the technology has been available since the end of WW2.

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