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mass ratio

the ratio of the mass of a fully-fuelled rocket at liftoff to the mass of the rocket without fuel
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  • The mass ratio necessary to inject the Aztec into its moon trajectory had precluded fuel beyond the absolute minimum needed.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton

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