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ROCKETRY TERMINOLOGY




Diagram of a simple, single-stage liquid-fueled rocket
   • adapter skirt
   • air start
   • average thrust

   • ballistic missile
   • base drag
   • bleed-cycle operation
   • blockhouse
   • blowdown
   • blowoff
   • boat-tail
   • boilerplate
   • boiloff
   • boost glider
   • boost phase
   • booster
   • bootstrap
   • burn time
   • burnout

   • characteristic velocity
   • chuffing
   • combustion
   • combustion chamber
   • command destruct
   • countdown
   • cutoff

   • dawn rocket
   • de Laval nozzle
   • deluge collection pond

   • effective exhaust velocity
   • exhaust velocity
   • expansion ratio

   • fairing
   • flame bucket
   • flame deflector
   • flash point
   • fuel

   • gaseous-propellant rocket engine
   • Go, No-go

   • hybrid-propellant rocket engine

   • ideal burning
   • ideal rocket
   • impulse, total
   • injector

   • launch pad
   • launch vehicle
   • liquid-air cycle engine
   • liquid-fueled rocket
   • liquid-propellant rocket engine

   • MECO (main engine cutoff)
   • motor

   • nozzle

   • picket ship
   • pogo effect
   • pressure limit
   • progressive burning

   • range safety officer
   • reaction engine
   • reaction mass
   • regenerative cooling
   • rocket
   • rocket equation
   • rocket plane
   • rocket principle

   • solid-propellant rocket motor
   • spaceplane
   • specific impulse
   • stage
   • staged-in-orbit
   • staging
   • static firing
   • static testing
   • stay time
   • step principle
   • step rocket

   • tank
   • thrust
   • thrust chamber
   • thrust equalizer
   • thrust vector control
   • total impulse
   • turbopump

   • umbilical cord
   • unrestricted burn

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