rocket assist

rocket assist

[′räk·ət ə‚sist]
(aerospace engineering)
An assist in thrust given an airplane or missile by use of a rocket motor or rocket engine during flight or during takeoff.
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It uses a rocket assist system to help it take off and is recovered by parachute.
The US Postal Service even added a rocket assist to mail delivery in 1992 with a 29-cent postage stamp featuring jetpacked spacemen blasting between the perforations in a Space Fantasy booklet.
Among specific topics are the short life of rocket scientist Walter Thiel from March 1901 to August 1943, the creation and development of the Yuzhnoye State Design Office scientific ballistics school in Ukraine, history of British rocket assisted takeoff units, women in space exploration history, techniques to digitally preserve the historical film of a space agency, and professor Broglio and the San Marco Program: the pioneer of Italian astronautics and father of the first Italian satellite.
The system is compatible with two standard artillery rounds, including the M795 High Explosive and M549/A1 Rocket Assisted Projectile.
Although, it is regularly and erroneously so described, it is actually a recoilless gun, in spite of being able to fire a "rocket ASSISTED projectile."
When the forward operating base (FOB) entered a period of increased indirect fire, the Raven's mission promptly shifted to counter the rocket, mortar, and improvised rocket assisted mortar (IRAM) threat.
Eventually powered by two Junkers Jumo 004B-1 turbojet engines rated at 1,980 pounds thrust, the Ar 234 used rocket assisted takeoff (RATO) boosters for increased thrust during takeoff.
They are also assessed to be responsible for the botched Improvised Rocket Assisted Mortar attack on Coalition forces June 4 that resulted in 18 Iraqi civilians killed, 29 injured, and 19 homes destroyed.
The ERGM is a US Navy program to develop a 5-in, guided artillery round that is rocket assisted and GPS aided.
The howitzer has fully automated ammunition handling that will deliver ten to 12 rounds per minute, at ranges in excess of 40 kilometres, using rocket assisted projectiles.
"Kata'ib Hezbollah is assessed to be supported by Iran's Islamic Republican Guard Corps -- Quds Force, and its members are believed to employ improvised rocket assisted mortars (IRAMs) as well as explosively formed penetrators in civilian areas."
The standard HE bomb has a maximum range of 8855 metres while a rocket assisted bomb reaches 13,000 metres.