Multichamber Rocket Motor

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Multichamber Rocket Motor

 

a liquid-propellant rocket motor with several chambers and common fuel-supply and control systems. A multichamber rocket motor is shorter than single-chamber types of equal thrust, which makes possible a saving in the overall mass of the rocket; it also has advantages in the development of the rocket-motor chambers, but the design is more complicated. A solid-propellant rocket motor is some-times equipped with several chambers to provide stepwise variation of thrust.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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