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How would an SSTO adapt to various payloads?

Yet another kerbal question here. Background: I've built many SSTOs before, mainly small, light-payload or crew delivery ones (either boosted by a rocket or by itself). The reason why I've been shying ...
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Calculate rocket centre of mass

I wish to calculate the centre of mass of a two stage rocket, for example the Falcon 9. Since the mass of the rocket is constantly changing (first the mass of the first stage is depleting, then the ...
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Which components do we calculate for center of pressure? Where is the distance of components while computing the cp and cg of a rocket?

everybody! I have 4 questions about center or pressure (cp) and center of gravity (cg) of a rocket system. Questions 1) While computing the center of pressure of rocket system, which components do ...
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Can a reaction wheel decelerate to add momentum in the same direction? [closed]

Can a reaction wheel shed weight to gain speed? Could a reaction wheel at its max spin be flipped or rearranged around 180 degrees then slowed to add to its velocity?
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How is the CG of rocket found after the complete assembly

Using CAD modeling, the center of gravity of a rocket can be easily predicted. But in reality, after the assembly, the CG will not be exactly at the place given by the model because of difference in ...
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Center of gravity calculation for any rocket or launch vehicle

I understand that the the center of gravity can be calculated by making a 3D model of the rocket or launch vehicle when it is completely filled and stationary. But in case of continuous ascent (i.e. ...