booster rocket

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Noun1.booster rocket - the first stage of a multistage rocketbooster rocket - the first stage of a multistage rocket
multistage rocket, step 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
rocket engine, rocket - a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
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It will include a small rocket - the 30cm high StratoBooster - which will ascend on a meteorological balloon to 30km and then fire its rocket booster to launch femtosatellites and small commercial payloads.
The Falcon Heavy is essentially a souped up version of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket booster, which is regularly used to carry supplies to the International Space Station.
SpaceX has successfully created a recyclable rocket booster This year SpaceX managed to successfully design and implement a rocket booster that could be reused and would not crash after use.
The Bulgaria Sat launch will mark the second time SpaceX relaunches a rocket booster, following the March 30 relaunch of a booster from Florida.
Blue Origin took home the 2016 Collier Trophy, bestowed by the National Aeronautic Association in March, "for successfully demonstrating rocket booster reusability with the New Shepard human spaceflight vehicle." The Blue Origin team completed five successful test flights of a single booster and engine.
It found a rocket booster that could propel the vehicle to Mach 2--at which point the ramjet would take over--for $900, a pittance compared to the tens of thousands it would have cost to develop one in-house, Walker said.
Blue Origin, a rocket company, relaunched and landed on firm ground the same rocket booster of its reusable New Shepard spacecraft five times since November 2015.
It was the fight that put rocket booster on Ali's legend when fans hailed his "rope-a-dope" tactic - on the ropes, luring Foreman into an energy-sapping barrage of punches, leaving him too tired and weak to dodge a knockout blow in the eighth round.
WASHINGTON (CyHAN)- The largest, most powerful rocket booster ever built successfully fired up Wednesday for a major-milestone ground test in preparation for future missions to help propel NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) rocket and Orion spacecraft to deep space destinations, including an asteroid and Mars.
A REVOLUTIONARY attempt by the SpaceX company to land a leftover rocket booster on an ocean barge has failed.
report released November 26, 2013 revealed that Iran is covertly working with North Korea on a new 80-ton rocket booster that can be used in both nations' long-range missile programs.