Ion Thrusters shoot Electrons over the atoms of an inert gas and knock off more electrons from it, there by creating positive ions.
A cold gas thruster is a type of rocket engine which uses the expansion of a (typically inert) pressurized gas to generate thrust.
A vernier thruster is a rocket engine used on a spacecraft for fine adjustments to the attitude or velocity of a spacecraft. The name is derived from vernier calipers (named after Pierre Vernier).
What is meant by "Full-flow staged combustion cycle" — the one that mighty Raptor Engine has got. The idea of this article is to give you a complete layman's explanation.
A nozzle is a device designed to control the direction or characteristics of a fluid flow as it exits (or enters) an enclosed chamber or pipe.
The principle of operation of the rocket engine (refer Figure 1) is divided into three main components, and differ slightly with the type of propellant used.
Ever wondered why all rockets have a similar shape i.e. a near cylindrical structure with a near conical top?
Have you noticed the shape of rocket exhaust of Falcon 9 at different stages of its flight? Did you notice any differences in them?
Rocket Engines produces thrust by expelling a reaction mass. All the substances that create this reaction mass directly or indirectly by a chemical reaction constitute Rocket Propellants.
How are rockets able to change their directions after launch and in space. We discuss, about Gimballed Engines, TVC actuator and more.