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Solar Sails pp 13-22 | Cite as

The Rocket: How It Works in Space

  • Giovanni Vulpetti
  • Les Johnson
  • Gregory L. Matloff

The rocket is a most remarkable device. Its early inventors could not have guessed that it would ultimately evolve into a device capable of propelling robotic and human payloads through the vacuum of space. In fact, the rocket actually works better in a vacuum than in air!

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Solar Sail Velocity Increment Rocket Propulsion Space Launcher Exhaust Velocity 
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© Praxis Publishing, Ltd 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • Giovanni Vulpetti
    • 1
  • Les Johnson
    • 2
  • Gregory L. Matloff
    • 3
  1. 1.International Academy of AstronauticsParisFrance
  2. 2.NASA Marshall Space Flight CenterHuntsvilleUSA
  3. 3.New York City college of TechnologyBrooklynUSA

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