Konstantin Tsiolkovsky & Rocket Equation
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in his workshop in Kaluga, Russia. SovfotoGetty Images

Konstantin Tsiolkovsky & Rocket Equation

Today we will know about another rocket scientist who pioneered astronautic theory — Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. He is also regarded as one of the founding fathers of modern rocketry and astronautics. Along with Robert Esnault-Pelterie, Hermann Oberth, and Robert H. Goddard, he is one of the founding fathers of modern rocketry and astronautics. His works later inspired leading Soviet rocket engineers Sergei Korolev and Valentin Glushko who contributed to the success of the Soviet space program. Tsiolkovsky at work. Photo Credits: Ruscosmos…

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Hermann Oberth: German Father of Rocketry
Hermann Oberth, explaining orbital mechanics to his students

Hermann Oberth: German Father of Rocketry

Hermann Oberth was a German scientist who is considered to be one of the founders of modern astronautics along with Tsiolkovsky and Goddard. He is also called the German father of Rocketry. He discovered the Oberth Effect, wherein a rocket engine generates greater mechanical energy when traveling at higher speeds than at lower speeds. Hermann Oberth Photo Credits: Mondadori Publishers Herman Oberth was born in 1894, in Romania. As a young man, Oberth got scarlet fever and was sent to Italy…

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Space Science’s Unsung Heroes, part 1
John C. Houbolt at blackboard, showing his space rendezvous concept for lunar landings. Although Houbolt did not invent the idea of LOR, he was the person most responsible for pushing it at NASA.

Space Science’s Unsung Heroes, part 1

There are many people who may not be that popular as many astronauts but their work has been a guiding light for the further development of space science.

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Launch Window: When to Launch Rocket?
Nozzle of a Merlin Engine. You can clearly see the converging, diverging and throat section of it.

Launch Window: When to Launch Rocket?

Launch window can be defined as the time frame on a given day in the launch period that the rocket can launch to reach its intended orbit.

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