rocket propulsion meaning

  "rocket propulsion" in a sentence
  • Noun: rocket propulsion
    1. Reaction propulsion using stored oxygen for combustion; used where there is insufficient atmospheric oxygen

    Derived forms: rocket propulsions

    See also: rocket-propelled

    Type of: reaction propulsion

    Encyclopedia: Rocket propulsion

  • [Defence]
    Reaction propulsion wherein both the fuel and the oxidizer, generating the hot gases expended through a nozzle, are carried as part of the rocket engine.
    Specifically, rocket propulsion differs from jet propulsion in that jet propulsion utilizes atmospheric air as an oxidizer, whereas rocket propulsion utilizes nitric acid or a similar compound as an oxidizer.
    See also jet propulsion.


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