Rocket Engines Guide

This section covers liquid fuel rocket engines. Propellants include liquid hydrogen, liquid oxygen, methane, nitric Acid, Hydrazine and more. The most famous rocket engines are the Saturn 5 F-1 and the Space Shuttle's SSME.

Russian Rocket Engines

RD-120: Used on Zenit/Sea Launch
RD-170: Used on Energia LV
RD-180: Used on Atlas lll
RD-191: Used on Angara
NK-33: Used on N-1
RD-58: Used on Proton and Zenit
RD-57: Was going to be used on N1-M
RD-701: Tripropellant

Rocket Engines of the USA

F-1: Used on the Saturn-V
SSME: Used on the Space Shuttle Orbiter
: Boeing Rocketdyne


- Modern Engineering for Design of Liquid-Propellant Rocket Engines (Progress in Astronautics and Aeronautics, Vol 147

- Rocket Propulsion Elements, 7th Edition by George P. Sutton (Author), Oscar Biblarz (Author)

- Rocket Exhaust Plume Phenomenology by Frederick S. Simmons

- Amateur Rocket Motor Construction: A Complete Guide To The Construction Of Homemade Solid Fuel Rocket Motors

Russian Rocket Engine Companies/Bureaus


Rocket Engine Links

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