Investigation of a Combustible Inertial Launch Vehicle Design

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V. Yemets et al. (2015), JBIS, 68, pp.188-199

Refcode: 2015.68.188
Keywords: Combustible inertial LV, self-feeding rocket propulsion

The paper develops a subject of a combustible inertial (self-feeding) launch vehicle for nano and pico satellites. A part of the paper considers a flight of the rocket using ballistic, aerodynamic and thermal calculations. Another part describes experimental investigations of a laboratory-scale model of the rocket engine. Plans for future work and prospects of the self-feeding technology combined with pulse engine mode for microlaunchers and small satellite micro propulsion concludes the paper.

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