multistage rocket


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multistage rocket

n.
A rocket composed of two or more propulsion units that fire in succession. Also called step rocket.
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Noun1.multistage rocket - a rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted
booster rocket, booster unit, takeoff booster, takeoff rocket, booster - the first stage of a multistage rocket
rocket, projectile - any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
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Not only have the North's recent nuclear tests been more powerful than those of previous years; they have also been conducted alongside an equally robust series of tests of ballistic missiles, including submarine launches and multistage rocket launches, with much more powerful engines.
He patented a liquid-fuelled rocket and a multistage rocket in 1914, but his published papers were not well received.
South Korea's Defense Ministry said the multistage rocket blew up in the air one or two minutes into the flight before breaking into about 20 pieces.
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Pyongyang launched a multistage rocket it said was mounted with a satellite but the US, Japan and other nations condemned the firing as a test of ballistic missile technology since the same rocket can be mounted with a warhead.
Robert Goddard, chairman of the Clark University Physics Department in the 1920s and '30s and now recognized as "the father of modern rocketry," not only built and tested the world's first liquid-fueled rockets, but he also conceived and developed crucial concepts that are still the mainstays of our current space missions: the multistage rocket, photographic and radio recording and transmission during flight, payload recovery techniques, gyroscopic stabilization and guidance systems, and more.
Just weeks later, North Korea launched a multistage rocket over Japan in defiance of international calls for restraint.
It was just preceded by North Korea's launch of a multistage rocket, a critical step in Pyongyang's quest to put nuclear warheads on long-range missiles.
The multistage rocket hurtled toward the Pacific, reaching Japanese airspace within seven minutes, but no debris appeared to hit its territory.
This was Iran's first launch of a multistage rocket.
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