rocket propulsion

noun
propulsion of an object by thrust developed by a rocket.

Origin:
1925–30

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rocket propulsion

noun
reaction propulsion using stored oxygen for combustion; used where there is insufficient atmospheric oxygen 
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Example sentences
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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