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- Physics : The study of forces and energies in space and time.
- Rocket science : Variously an incorrect name for various engineering disciplines in dealing with unguided rockets or the rocket engines of more intelligent vehicles, or an ironic description of something very complex or very simple (i.e., "this isn't rocket science")
- Aeronautics : Science involved with the study, theory, design, and manufacture of flight-capable machines, or the techniques of operating aircraft.
- Aerospace engineering : The branch of engineering that concerns aircraft, spacecraft, and related topics.
- Astronautics : Add brief definition or description
- Hypergolic : Chemicals, usually a fuel and an oxidizer, used in liquid fuel rockets, which have the property of igniting on contact rather than needing a separate ignition system
- Liquid fuel rocket : A rocket motor that pumps fluid fuel and oxidizer (or sometimes a monopropellant) into a combustion chamber, where they react to produce propulsive gas; more complex than a solid fuel rocket but often having greater power and allowing variable thrust
- Monopropellant : A chemical used to produce expanding gases for propulsion, usually in a rocket engine but sometimes in a turbine, such as concentrated hydrogen peroxide passed over a catalyst that breaks it into steam
- Solid fuel rocket : A rocket motor that burns a nonmoving solid energy source, which chemically either combines fuel and oxidizer or is a monopropellant; simpler and more rugged than a liquid fuel rocket but generally not capable of as high a power level or fine control of thrust
- Venturi tube : A section of piping consisting of an inlet converging conical section leading to a small diameter cylindrical section called the throat, followed by a diverging conical section leading to a cylindrical exit.
- Venturi (a redirect)
- Ullage engine : One or more small rocket engines that ensure that a coasting liquid-fuel rocket engine has enough acceleration for propellants to feed properly into the pumps and combustion chamber
- Thruster : Add brief definition or description
- De Laval nozzle : A de Laval nozzle is a tube, pinched in the middle, which is used to accelerate a hot, pressurized gas flowing through it to a supersonic speed so as to maximize the amount of the hot inlet gas heat energy that is converted into exhaust gas kinetic energy.
- Guided missile : A weapon that flies through air or space, under its own power, which adjusts its course to hit its target.
- Retrorocket : A rocket motor that is fired to slow the vehicle on which it is mounted
- Space launch vehicle : A means of transportation through the atmosphere and into outer space; it may return, go into satellite orbit, or into an escape trajectory. Ballistic missiles are excluded
- Unguided rocket : A form of artillery weapon that uses a rocket motor to propel a warhead at a target, using no guidance once launched