Both a rocket engine with a temperamental record and an airframe of revolutionary design and construction had to be proved safe.
After tests this January, it was decided to the fuel powering the rocket engine should have its rubber removed.
|rocket engine |
An engine used to produce a jet of hot gases to propel a rocket. The jet is produced by combustion of a fuel with other chemicals stored in the rocket. Since they do not rely on the oxygen in the atmosphere for combustion, rocket engines can operate in space. Compare turbojet.