Category Archives: Propulsion

Hybrid Propellants

Rocket Propellants 1) Liquid Propellants 2) Solid Propellants 3) Hybrid Propellants   Hybrid propellant engines represent an intermediate group between solid and liquid propellant engines. One of the substances is solid, usually the fuel, while the other, usually the oxidizer, is liquid. The … Continue reading

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Solid Propellants

  Rocket Propellants 1) Liquid Propellants 2) Solid Propellants 3) Hybrid Propellants   Solid propellant motors are the simplest of all rocket designs. They consist of a casing, usually steel, filled with a mixture of solid compounds (fuel and oxidizer) that burn at … Continue reading

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Liquid Propellants

Rocket Propellants 1) Liquid Propellants 2) Solid Propellants 3) Hybrid Propellants   In a liquid propellant rocket, the fuel and oxidizer are stored in separate tanks, and are fed through a system of pipes, valves, and turbopumps to a combustion chamber where they … Continue reading

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Staging

Rocket Propulsion: – Thrust – Conservation of Momentum – Impulse & Momentum – Combustion & Exhaust Velocity – Specific Impulse – Rocket Engines – Power Cycles – Engine Cooling – Solid Rocket Motors – Monopropellant Engines – Staging A multi stage rocket is a rocket with two or more stages, each … Continue reading

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Monopropellant Engines

Rocket Propulsion: – Thrust – Conservation of Momentum – Impulse & Momentum – Combustion & Exhaust Velocity – Specific Impulse – Rocket Engines – Power Cycles – Engine Cooling – Solid Rocket Motors – Monopropellant Engines – Staging . By far the most widely used type of propulsion for spacecraft attitude … Continue reading

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Solid Rocket Motors

 Rocket Propulsion: – Thrust – Conservation of Momentum – Impulse & Momentum – Combustion & Exhaust Velocity – Specific Impulse – Rocket Engines – Power Cycles – Engine Cooling – Solid Rocket Motors – Monopropellant Engines – Staging   Solid rockets motors store propellants in solid form. The fuel is typically … Continue reading

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Engine Cooling

Rocket Propulsion: – Thrust – Conservation of Momentum – Impulse & Momentum – Combustion & Exhaust Velocity – Specific Impulse – Rocket Engines – Power Cycles – Engine Cooling – Solid Rocket Motors – Monopropellant Engines – Staging   The heat created during combustion in a rocket engine is contained within … Continue reading

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Power Cycles

Rocket Propulsion: – Thrust – Conservation of Momentum – Impulse & Momentum – Combustion & Exhaust Velocity – Specific Impulse – Rocket Engines – Power Cycles – Engine Cooling – Solid Rocket Motors – Monopropellant Engines – Staging   Liquid bipropellant rocket engines can be categorized according to their power cycles, … Continue reading

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Rocket Engines

 Rocket Propulsion: – Thrust – Conservation of Momentum – Impulse & Momentum – Combustion & Exhaust Velocity – Specific Impulse – Rocket Engines – Power Cycles – Engine Cooling – Solid Rocket Motors – Monopropellant Engines – Staging       A typical rocket engine consists of the nozzle, the combustion … Continue reading

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Specific Impulse

Rocket Propulsion: – Thrust – Conservation of Momentum – Impulse & Momentum – Combustion & Exhaust Velocity – Specific Impulse – Rocket Engines – Power Cycles – Engine Cooling – Solid Rocket Motors – Monopropellant Engines – Staging   The specific impulse of a rocket, Isp, is the ratio of the thrust … Continue reading

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