Worlds of David Darling
Encyclopedia of Science
   
Home > Encyclopedia of Science

ROCKET ENGINE TYPES




   • aerospike engine
   • aft-firing thrusters
   • air-breathing engine
   • antimatter propulsion
   • apogee kick motor
   • arcjet
   • attitude jets

   • braking rocket

   • chemical rocket
   • contact ion thruster
   • control rocket

   • electric propulsion
   • electromagnetic propulsion
   • electron bombardment thruster
   • electrostatic propulsion
   • electrothermal propulsion

   • F-1
   • Fastrac engine

   • gaseous-propellant engine

   • H-1
   • Hall effect thruster
   • helicon thruster
   • hybrid-propellant rocket engine

   • ideal rocket
   • inertial upper stage
   • interstellar ramjet
   • ion propulsion

   • J-2

   • laser propulsion
   • liquid-air cycle engine
   • liquid-propellant rocket engine

   • M2P2 (Mini-Magnetospheric Plasma Propulsion)
   • microwave plasma thruster
   • magnetoplasmadynamic (MPD) thruster
   • methane rocket engine

   • nuclear electric propulsion
   • nuclear propulsion
   • nuclear pulse rocket

   • oxygen-hydrocarbon engine

   • perigee kick motor
   • photon propulsion
   • posigrade rocket
   • pulse detonation engine
   • pulsed plasma thruster

   • reaction control system
   • resistojet
   • retrorocket

   • separation rocket
   • solar electric propulsion
   • solid-propellant rocket motor
   • strap-on booster
   • sustainer engine

   • thruster

   • ullage rocket

   • vacuum energy drive
   • vernier rocket

   • XIPS (xenon-ion propulsion system)

   • zero stage

Related categories

   • ROCKETRY TERMINOLOGY
   • PROPELLANTS
   • HISTORY OF ROCKETRY
   • ADVANCED PROPULSION CONCEPTS