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exhaust velocity

noun, Rocketry.
the velocity, relative to a rocket, at which exhaust gases leave the nozzle of the rocket's engine. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • After thinking about it, this engine would be extremely beneficial, despite the lower exhaust velocity.
  • However, they fall short in a critical area: exhaust velocity.
  • These limits are related to the exhaust velocity of the rocket and the ratio of the fueled to empty rocket weight.

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