burnout velocity


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burnout velocity

[′bərn‚au̇t və′läs·əd·ē]
(aerospace engineering)
The velocity of a rocket at the time when depletion of the fuel or oxidant occurs. Also known as all-burnt velocity; burnt velocity.

burnout velocity

The maximum velocity achieved by a rocket or missile at the termination of burning of propellant. The rocket or missile starts decelerating from this point.
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11) In general the upper-tier interceptor has a burnout velocity of 3.
Neither the AWL nor the PAA surrogate--each with a burnout velocity of only 3.
3 km/sec, launching the interceptor missile at an altitude above 90 percent of the atmosphere has the effect of reducing aerodynamic drag on the missile and may add over 1 km/sec to the interceptor's burnout velocity.