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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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.
Government s needs is Aerojet Rocketdyne s new AR1, a 500,000 lbf thrust-class liquid oxygen/kerosene booster engine presently in development within the firm s Advanced Development Business Unit.
Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-68 booster engine and an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine and multiple thrusters for roll, pitch, yaw and settling burns.
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.
The Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine and a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine.
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.
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.
Company Supplied Large High Strength Aluminium Castings for Booster Engine Nozzles
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.
Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-68 booster engine, an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine and multiple spacecraft attitude control thrusters.
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V is powered by the RD AMROSS RD-180 booster engine and a Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne RL10A-4-2 upper-stage engine.