spacecraft propulsion

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spacecraft propulsion

[′spās‚kraft prə‚pəl·shən]
(aerospace engineering)
The use of rocket engines to accelerate space vehicles.
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Similarly, and again virtually, one can substitute one chemical rocket propellant for another to see which would be the most suitable for a given weapon.
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Aerial fireworks that the Italians mastered were composed of a simple two-stage chemical rocket.
It introduces the fundamentals of gas turbine engines and jet propulsion that determine the behavior, design, and operation of the jet engines and chemical rocket motors used for propulsion.
The chemical rocket was the enabling technology for space travel and moon exploration.
Meanwhile, UN inspectors found another empty chemical rocket warhead at an ammunition depot north of Baghdad.
The objective being to drill for minerals or water ice, a precious commodity that can be used for life support and for chemical rocket fuel.

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