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23 votes
3 answers
6k views

Why does the Saturn V have standalone inter-stage rings?

21 votes
2 answers
3k views

Do liquid propellant rocket engines experience thrust oscillation?

11 votes
3 answers
5k views

Why is SpaceX's Raptor's design so simple in comparison to SSME?

9 votes
1 answer
1k views

Why did the Americans abandon kerosene after F-1 while the Soviets continued to develop it to very high sophistication?

8 votes
1 answer
478 views

Why is multi-spool pump very rare on rockets?

7 votes
1 answer
279 views

Is the gyroscopic effect created by high rpm turbo-pumps an issue for rocket attitude control?

5 votes
0 answers
187 views

Why does kerosene need inducer?

4 votes
0 answers
64 views

Is there any work in English that gives a systematic treatment of Soviet/Russian rocket engines?

4 votes
0 answers
225 views

Why is the relative axial position of oxidizer vs fuel tank inverted in the upper stages of most rockets?

4 votes
1 answer
275 views

Why is LOX on top in the Space Shuttle external tank instead of the other the way round? [duplicate]

4 votes
1 answer
423 views

Is Cryogenic Rocket Fuel Still Liquid When It Flows Through a Regeneratively-Cooled Nozzle?

3 votes
1 answer
641 views

Could a "nuclear turbo-jet" be built?

3 votes
1 answer
181 views

Does any US rocket, historical or current, besides those using LH2 as fuel apply thermal insulation for propellant?

3 votes
1 answer
473 views

Why does the RD-180 route the preburner exhaust directly into the LOX boost pump turbine?

1 vote
1 answer
137 views

Question on improved SSME thrust chamber construction

1 vote
0 answers
52 views

How much more hardware is needed in a cross-fed CBC rocket than a non-cross-fed one?

1 vote
0 answers
256 views

How does the inter-propellant seal works in kerosene/LOX and UDMH/NTO rockets?