Powder-Rocket Engine

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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Powder-Rocket Engine

 

the simplest type of solid-propellant rocket engine, fueled by a smokeless powder that exhibits a high heat of combustion and high specific impulse. Powder-rocket engines are installed in ballistic missiles, winged missiles, airplanes, and other aircraft to serve as launch boosters and rocket-assist units.

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