How would a "super duper missile" work

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A missile that goes 17 times faster than current ones is claimed to be under development. How would this work?Wouldn't it just fly off into outer space? What would be the trajectory? How could it be slowed down enough to reenter?
 

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First question would be, 17x faster than WHAT? HTV-2? DF-41? Avangard? Lots of things around here go 17x faster than other things, just a lot of them are orbital.
 

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Trump may have been referring to a hypersonic missile that the US is developing.
Russia and China have been developing their own.
The trajectory would be programmable and unpredictable thereby making it hard to defend against.
Google hypersonic missile for the technical details.
"Super duper" is the technical term. Most laymen refer to it as the "dang, that's fast" missile. 😄
 

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You are moving now at 1000 miles per hour. sidereal period
My BigNuke 3e XL on an m3000 did mach 1.1 or about 890mph.
I was stationed at Elmendorf AFB, Anchorage AK. Russia nuke would hit is in about 5 minutes. Dont know how fast that would be but, doesnt really matter. We get the F-15s in the air asap and hope to have 1 minute to kiss wife and kids good bye.
 

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Hmm, Space X BFR
Big Falcon Rocket, that was original LOL
 

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A "Super Duper" missile would carry a "Big Azz Bomb", fly at "Ludicrous Speed", and "Fry The Eggroll's" of the Chinese . . . At least, my design would !
 

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A "Super Duper" missile would carry a "Big Azz Bomb", fly at "Ludicrous Speed", and "Fry The Eggroll's" of the Chinese . . . At least, my design would !
No idea, but at 17x speed. hit to kill would be sufficient with no warhead. If it missed the target, it might go into orbit.
 

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Depends on whether the missile is from Queens.

If you’re from NYC, you know what I mean.
 

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Well, to address the original question:

Pretty good, I would reckon. Otherwise they wouldn't call it super duper.

Just sayin'...

(Sorry, I tried real hard, but I just couldn't let it go.:rolleyes:)
 

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It would be like calling a bigger Falcon Rocket Falcon Heavy:rolleyes:
 

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A missile that goes 17 times faster than current ones is claimed to be under development. How would this work?Wouldn't it just fly off into outer space? What would be the trajectory? How could it be slowed down enough to reenter?
Adding a reference to where you got that would help with getting serious answers, but let me try something:

Shooting something down from the ISS can get you 5 miles a second. All you have to do now is tune the materials, geometry and thrust so it doesn't burn up.
 

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Project Thor aka Rods from God. Telephone pole size rod of tungsten dropped from orbit impacting at close to Mach 10 with the force of a tactical nuke. No launch so no early warning.
 

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Project Thor aka Rods from God. Telephone pole size rod of tungsten dropped from orbit impacting at close to Mach 10 with the force of a tactical nuke. No launch so no early warning.
Jerry Pournelle, science fiction author, came up with this project before he started writing sci-fi.
 
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