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flame bucket




flame bucket
A deep cavity built into a launch pad to receive hot gases during rocket thrust buildup. It is open at the top and also on one or three sides below, with a thick metal fourth side bent toward the open sides so as to deflect the exhausting gases.


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   • flame deflector


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   • ROCKETRY TERMINOLOGY