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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Whilst it is theoretically possible to reach orbital velocity with a single-stage rocket using conventional propellants, however the payloads would only be very, very small in this scenario.
Each team has spent the past eight months designing, fabricating and testing a single-stage rocket.
which tried to build an unconventional single-stage rocket.