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NTR or Nuclear thermal rocket is a subtype of rocket propulsion wherein gas/fluid is heated inside a special-purpose nuclear reactor and then expelled at large velocity.

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How does a NTR with an afterburner perform at a stoichiometric mixing ratio?

The LANTR entry at Encyclopedia Astronautica describes how a sample nuclear thermal rocket performs at various mixing ratios of LH2/LOX. It does however stop before reaching the stoichiometric ratio ...