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Questions regarding the physics measurements of an object, such as length, width, and height.

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Artificial objects longer than 40 meters in space

The ISS with its 73m x 108m Integrated truss structure, apparently, is the largest (by dimensions) artificial object in space. I know about the Krab experiment which produced two self assembly rings ...
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What determines rocket height/width?

I was wondering what determines the height/width ratio of a rocket? What are factors that influence the choice between a tall skinny rocket like Falcon 9 or a wider shorter (in ratio) like Ariane 5 or ...
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J-2 rocket nozzle length

The total length of the J-2 rocket engine is 133 inches, but what is its nozzle length from throat to exit?
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