spacecraft propulsion


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

spacecraft propulsion

[′spās‚kraft prə‚pəl·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
The use of rocket engines to accelerate space vehicles.
References in periodicals archive ?
With respect to waterhammer and priming issues costly tests are often carried on during the development phase in spacecraft propulsion systems to avoid damage on the thruster valves or on other components downstream the pyrovalves.
During the drift phase, the platform and the two spacecraft propulsion systems (Cold Gas and the NASA Colloidal micronewton thrusters) will be tested and verified.
Businesses can win a share of Au2 million for innovation in spacecraft propulsion systems.

Full browser ?