# What is the typical mach number at which the peak dynamic pressure occurs?

Is there any mach number range (say 0.8-1.4) where the maximum Q of the rocket should occur?

## 1 Answer

It varies with the launcher design, but for most it falls somewhere between mach 1 and 2.

For the Saturn V, max Q was about mach 1.75.

For the space shuttle, around mach 1.3.