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Spacecraft Propulsion

  • Claudio BrunoEmail author
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Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

Propulsion, from the Latin words pro meaning before or forwards and pellere meaning to drive is, as this Latin word implies, the art of pushing ahead, and in space this means to push a spacecraft to accelerate it.

Keywords

Burning Rate Lorentz Force Propulsion System Ammonium Perchlorate Rocket Engine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Thermal and Fluid SciencesUnited Technologies Research CenterEast HartfordUSA

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