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Power to orbit: the main engines

  • Davide Sivolella
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

When a Shuttle ascended to orbit, it did so with the help of a cluster of three engines. The Space Shuttle main engine (SSME) was the most powerful, reusable, high-performance, liquid propellant rocket engine with variable thrust ever developed.

Keywords

Combustion Chamber Turbine Blade Rocket Engine Liquid Hydrogen Main Engine 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Davide Sivolella
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  1. 1.Aerospace Engineer, Thomson AirwaysLondon Luton AirportLondonUnited Kingdom

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