burnout velocity


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burnout velocity

[′bərn‚au̇t və′läs·əd·ē]
(aerospace engineering)
The velocity of a rocket at the time when depletion of the fuel or oxidant occurs. Also known as all-burnt velocity; burnt velocity.

burnout velocity

The maximum velocity achieved by a rocket or missile at the termination of burning of propellant. The rocket or missile starts decelerating from this point.
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Note that even with a burnout velocity of 6 km/second but without significantly enhanced agility, the operational area for the surrogate remains relatively close to the threat launch area and again provides very little cross-range capability (fig.
The United States has not yet released the burnout velocity of SM-3 Block IIA.
If the burnout velocity of SM-3 Block IIA is only 4.5 km/s, then the SM-3 system does not have ascent-phase intercept capability against Chinese ICBMs launched from China's interior.
Although a supersonic fighter may be traveling only 0.3 km/sec, launching the interceptor missile at an altitude above 90 percent of the atmosphere has the effect of reducing aerodynamic drag on the missile and may add over 1 km/sec to the interceptor's burnout velocity.