Commonly used term for a launch vehicle. One burning liquid or solid fuel and carrying Its own oxidizer, enabling combustion to continue outside of the earth's atmosphere.
The time at which a rocket consumes its propellants.
Balloon Type Rocket
A liquid-fuel rocket that requires the pressure of its propellants (or other gases) within it to give it structural integrity.
Another name for a multi-stage rocket.
This is an ideal rocket.
A longitudinal protuberance on a rocket body used to house wiring, piping, etc., so as to not route the wiring through the propellant tanks.
A small rocket used in space to impart an acceleration to a tank system to insure that the liquid propellants collect in the tank in such a manner as to flow properly into the pumps or thrust chamber.
A second or later stage in a multistage rocket.
A rocket with sufficient thrust to launch a vehicle directly into the air.
- 1232 Rockets invented in China to defend city of Kaifeng against Mongol invaders.
- 1500 Chinese scientist Wan Hu ties 47 gunpowder rockets to a chair in an effort to make a flying machine, but it explodes and kills him!
- 1804 Rockets developed by the British Army Corp reached height of 1830m.
- 1926 Goddard launched the first liquid-fueled rocket.
- 1934 Wernher von Braun, a German engineer, develops a rocket powered by liquid fuel. It reaches a height of 2.4km.
See also: Braun, Werner von, Goddard, Robert Hutchings, Liquid Air Rocket, Ramjet, Ram-Rocket, Rocket Engine, Rocket Fuel, Rocket Nozzle, Rocketsonde, Scramjet, Solid Rocket, Thrust, Thrusters, Vehicle Mass Ratio.