ideal rocket

ideal rocket

[ī′dēl ′räk·ət]
(aerospace engineering)
A rocket motor or rocket engine that would have a velocity equal to the velocity of its jet gases.
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We have modeled the performance of a conventional bell-nozzle rocket, an aerospike-nozzle rocket, and an ideal rocket with an infinitely adjustable area-ratio nozzle and no thrust losses due to friction or other factors (fig.