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Does "% Throttle" refer to fuel flow or thrust?

the question Is it possible to throttle down the thrust in a rocket engine to 1% just like in KSP? discusses the ability of liquid fuel rockets to throttle. By convention, does the “% throttle level” ...
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Are rockets deliberately throttled back towards the end of the burn to spare crew and airframe g-forces?

Throughout its burn, a rocket gets lighter as propellant is consumed. As a result, acceleration (and g-force) increase. In the shuttle, the SSMEs were throttled back towards the end of the burn ...
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Blue Origin's BE-3PM Engine: 18-100% Throttle Range, How?

Blue Origin says the BE-3PM engine in its New Shepard vehicle can throttle down to 18% max thrust. Compare to 57% for the Merlin 1D engine in stage 1 of SpaceX's Falcon 9 (and to 39% for the Merlin ...
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"Semi" hybrid rocket? Throttleable solid fuel rocket?

Are there any published examples of "hybrid" rockets that used a propellant grain of mixed solid fuel and oxidizer where the injected component was only needed to sustain the burn without ...
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Switching logic between throttle modes?

At launch, a vehicle like the space shuttle would command its throttle to do a few things: Ramp up to max throttle Hold max throttle Follow a throttle bucket as function of velocity when near max-Q ...
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Is it possible to throttle down the thrust in a rocket engine to 1% just like in KSP?

With any normal liquid fuelled rocket engine it is possible to throttle the thrust up and down, but in Kerbal space program it is possible to bring it all the way down to around a percent thrust. Is ...
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