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rocket propulsion

noun
1.
propulsion of an object by thrust developed by a rocket.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
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  • The magnetic channels he had described in his thesis, he realized, could serve as the basis for a plasma rocket propulsion system.
  • So flying to space requires rocket propulsion, for which both fuel and oxidizer are carried inside the vehicle.
  • The article did not mention using the ions for ion rocket propulsion.
  • rocket propulsion depends on the law of physics called conservation of momentum.

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