booster engine


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booster engine

[′büs·tər ‚en·jən]
(aerospace engineering)
An engine, especially a booster rocket, that adds its thrust to the thrust of the sustainer engine. Also known as booster.
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Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems on the Delta IV rocket included an RS-68A booster engine, an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine, 12 MR-106H reaction control thrusters and 14 helium pressurization tanks.
We found our perfect spot and armed the rocket by putting some tiny wires in the booster engine for the fuse.
The main computer was switched off, and a risky plan was undertaken to use the last booster engine to fire the craft away from the Moon's orbit and back to Earth.
"It's time for a 21st Century booster engine," Bezos, the founder of retailer Amazon.com Inc., said at a news conference today in Washington.
But, he thinks, it would not be bad to end by burning up "like the booster engine that falls away from the throttling rocket, lighting a little dark as I go."
To date we have not encountered any unexpected interactions between the engines.[sup.2]The Merlin 1C next generation liquid fueled rocket booster engine is among the highest performing gas generator cycle kerosene engines ever built, exceeding the Boeing Delta II main engine, the Lockheed Atlas II main engine, and on par with the Saturn V F-1 engine.
An effective still lower gear would be possible by fitting a booster engine to the leading bogie beneath the cab.
At about five minutes into the flight the booster engine drops off and the payload fairing--a protective shell--jettisons.
Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion systems included the RS-68A booster engine, the RL10B-2 upper-stage engine, 14 helium pressurization tanks, and a 100 lbf bipropellant apogee-raising engine aboard the WGS-9 spacecraft.
Aerojet Rocketdyne propulsion included an RS-68A booster engine and an RL10B-2 upper-stage engine, 12 helium pressurant tanks and 12 reaction control thrusters on the upper stage for roll, pitch, yaw and settling burns.
Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and its Subcommittee on Defense, released the following statement on United Launch Alliances (ULA) decision to select Blue Origins Advanced Booster Engine (BE-4) which will be manufactured in a new facility in Huntsville for ULAs Vulcan Centaur Rocket System:
(NYSE:AJRD), has completed its latest acceptance test on a liquid-fueled RS-68A booster engine, the company said.