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Vanguard wrote:Exhaust velocity (in km/s) times
fuel flow rate (in kg/s) = thrust
(in thousands of Newtons). E.g.
an exhaust of 7500km/s at
1kg/sec produces thrust of 7.5
million N. Plugging in the general
equation F=ma, this accelerates
a 1000 ton ship at roughly 7.5
meters per second, or about .75
Earth gravities.
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Boomer wrote:Essentially it's km/s times kg/s equals thrust. Measurement in newtons... I have no idea WHY the book uses newtons for that explanation and not anywhere else.
sullis3 wrote:Boomer wrote:Essentially it's km/s times kg/s equals thrust. Measurement in newtons... I have no idea WHY the book uses newtons for that explanation and not anywhere else.
You're off by a factor of [merely] 1,000. The formula gives results in kilonewtons, not newtons.
sullis3 wrote:Boomer wrote:Essentially it's km/s times kg/s equals thrust. Measurement in newtons... I have no idea WHY the book uses newtons for that explanation and not anywhere else.
You're off by a factor of [merely] 1,000. The formula gives results in kilonewtons, not newtons.
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