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


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.

  • $\begingroup$ You're correct, my mistake. $\endgroup$ – bitchaser Oct 18 '18 at 23:33

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