Resonance

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 65–68

How does rocket propulsion work?

Classroom

DOI: 10.1007/s12045-011-0010-7

Cite this article as:
Halai, C.M. Reson (2011) 16: 65. doi:10.1007/s12045-011-0010-7
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Abstract

The most common answer to the above question is — hot jet of gas comes out of the nozzle of the rocket engine at high speeds and as a reaction the rocket moves (is propelled) in the opposite direction [1]. But is this answer right? Let us explore what goes on inside a rocket engine and arrive at the right answer.

Keywords

Propulsionthrustreaction

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© Indian Academy of Sciences 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ghatkopar (East) MumbaiIndia