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Types of Rockets

Ion Rocket
Ion Rocket

An ion thruster or ion drive is a form of electric ... but increases the amount of specific power required compared to chemical rockets. Ion thrusters are therefore ...

Liquid-Fuel Rocket
Liquid-Fuel Rocket

A liquid-propellant rocket or liquid rocket is a rocket engine that uses liquid propellants. Liquids are desirable because their reasonably high density allows the volume of the propellant tanks to be relatively low, and it is possible to use lightweight centrifugal turbopumps to pump the propellant from the tanks into the combustion chamber, which means that the propellants can be kept under low pressure.

Plasma Rocket
Plasma Rocket

Another common issue plasma rockets have run into is the possibility of the rocket breaking itself. Over time, the plasma these rockets produce will damage the walls of the device ultimately causing it to break.

Solid-Fuel Rocket
Solid-Fuel Rocket

A solid-propellant rocket or solid rocket is a rocket with a rocket engine that uses solid propellants (fuel/oxidizer). The earliest rockets were solid-fuel rockets powered by gunpowder; they were used in warfare by the Chinese, Indians, Mongols and Persians, as early as the 13th century.

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