Comparing today’s modern rocket engines


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For the geeks among us, below the fold is a really really good video describing the engineering designs and considerations that have gone into the launch industry’s most important rocket engines, both now and in the future, with the goal of understanding the design choices SpaceX made for its Raptor engine.

The video is almost 50 minutes long, but if you set the speed at 1.25 you can still understand it and save some time.

Hat tip reader Michael Nelson.

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  • Gent

    Thank you for posting this. I tried a few months back to get a handle on this very topic and was overwhelmed in short order. This is an excellent video for a basic understanding of rocket engines without getting too deep in the weeds.

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