q16 - carry oxidizer. Rather they harvest it from the air...

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Chapter 5, Question 1: Rocket Performance
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Chapter 5, Question 1 Answer: The correct answer is 1) Greater than The ratio of propellant mass to total vehicle mass for a rocket is typically greater than 0.9 whereas for an aircraft, the ratio of fuel mass to total vehicle mass is around 0.25. The primary difference is that air-breathing engines don't have to
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Unformatted text preview: carry oxidizer. Rather they harvest it from the air that flows through the engine. For space applications all of the propellant (oxidizer + fuel) must be carried on board the vehicle. Class performance (2001):...
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2012 for the course AERO 16.01 taught by Professor Markdrela during the Fall '05 term at MIT.

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