booster engine


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booster engine

[′büs·tər ‚en·jən]
(aerospace engineering)
An engine, especially a booster rocket, that adds its thrust to the thrust of the sustainer engine. Also known as booster.
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Aerojet Rocketdyne is applying 3-D printing technology to many of its other products, including the RS-25 engines that will help explore deep space, and the company's new AR1 booster engine that is being developed to replace Russian-built RD-180 engines by the congressionally-mandated deadline of 2019.
Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems included the RS-68A booster engine, the RL10B-2 upper-stage engine, 14 helium pressurization tanks, and a 100 lbf bipropellant apogee-raising engine aboard the WGS-9 spacecraft.
Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-68A booster engine and an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine, 12 helium pressurant tanks and 12 reaction control thrusters on the upper stage for roll, pitch, yaw and settling burns.
We found our perfect spot and armed the rocket by putting some tiny wires in the booster engine for the fuse.
The main computer was switched off, and a risky plan was undertaken to use the last booster engine to fire the craft away from the Moon's orbit and back to Earth.
But, he thinks, it would not be bad to end by burning up "like the booster engine that falls away from the throttling rocket, lighting a little dark as I go.
2]The Merlin 1C next generation liquid fueled rocket booster engine is among the highest performing gas generator cycle kerosene engines ever built, exceeding the Boeing Delta II main engine, the Lockheed Atlas II main engine, and on par with the Saturn V F-1 engine.
An effective still lower gear would be possible by fitting a booster engine to the leading bogie beneath the cab.
5 million for an effort to develop a new liquid rocket booster engine at the rocket lab at Edwards and $720,000 for a project to increase redundancies for flight test monitoring equipment.
Liquid oxygen and kerosene fuel the rocket as the RD-180 booster engine is started.
So think of us not as a replacement for your advertising, but as a booster engine for your business.
NYSE:AJRD), has completed its latest acceptance test on a liquid-fueled RS-68A booster engine, the company said.