Category Archives: Space Flight

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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Liquid Oxygen & Liquid Hydrogen

Liquid Oxygen & Liquid Hydrogen – Optimum Mixture Ratio Unlike other propellants, the optimum mixture ratio for liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen is not necessarily that which will produce the maximum specific impulse. Because of the extremely low density of liquid … Continue reading

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Propellant Combustion Charts

Liquid Oxygen & Liquid Hydrogen Liquid Oxygen & Liquid Methane Liquid Oxygen & Ethyl Alcohol Liquid Oxygen & Kerosene Liquid Oxygen & UDMH Red-Fuming Nitric Acid & Kerosene Red-Fuming Nitric Acid & MMH Red-Fuming Nitric Acid & UDMH Nitrogen Tetroxide … Continue reading

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Liquid Oxygen & Kerosene

Liquid Oxygen & Kerosene** n-Dodecane, C12H26Optimum Mixture Ratio Adiabatic Flame Temperature Gas Molecular Weight Specific Heat Ratio   if you have appreciated this post, please click on the banner below, thanks.

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Combustion & Exhaust Velocity

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 combustion process involves the … Continue reading

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Impulse & Momentum

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 . In the preceding section we saw that Newton’s second law may be … Continue reading

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Conservation of Momentum

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 linear momentum (p), or simply momentum, of a particle is the product of its … Continue reading

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Thrust

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 . Isaac Newton stated in his third law of motion that “for every … Continue reading

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Orbit Maneuvers

      Orbit Meccanics: 1)    Conic Sections 2)    Orbital Elements 3)    Types of Orbits 4)    Newton’s Laws of Motion and Universal Gravitation 5)    Uniform Circular Motion 6)    Motions of Planets and Satellites 7)    Launch of a Space Vehicle 8)    Position in … Continue reading

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Orbit Perturbations

      Orbit Meccanics: 1)    Conic Sections 2)    Orbital Elements 3)    Types of Orbits 4)    Newton’s Laws of Motion and Universal Gravitation 5)    Uniform Circular Motion 6)    Motions of Planets and Satellites 7)    Launch of a Space Vehicle 8)    Position in … Continue reading

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