single-stage rocket

single-stage rocket

[′siŋ·gəl ¦stāj ′räk·ət]
(aerospace engineering)
A rocket or rocket missile to which the total thrust is imparted in a single phase, by either a single or multiple thrust unit.
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which tried to build an unconventional single-stage rocket.
McDonnell Douglas developed the DC-X for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization's Single-Stage Rocket Technology program and recently returned the vehicle to Huntington Beach after completing five test flights at White Sands Missile Range.
June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonnell Douglas' successful completion of a full systems check test of an experimental single-stage rocket today paves the way for the resumption of flight tests later this month.
ASTRID, the lab-developed Advanced Single-Stage Rocket Interceptor Demonstration, flew to an altitude of more than one mile during its first test flight last week.
25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ballistic Missile Defense Organization has notified McDonnell Douglas that funding for the DC-X single-stage rocket technology program has been exhausted.
The tests demonstrated the capability and potential of reusable fully throttleable liquid hydrogen and oxygen-powered rocket engines for single-stage rocket vehicle operations.
Developed for the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization (BMDO) single-stage rocket technology (SSRT) program, the DC-X is undergoing a testing program designed to demonstrate the feasibility of building and operating single-stage-to-orbit rockets.