How is the Falcon 9 rocket able to start its engines several times?

  • 1 Replies
  • 1111 Views

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

*

Offline thedoc

  • Forum Admin
  • Administrator
  • Sr. Member
  • *****
  • 513
    • View Profile
Roy Bovenistier  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
Hello, here is a question for the naked astronomers.

How come the Falcon 9 rocket is able to start its engines several times?
 
Maybe because it doesn't use solid rocketboosters?

Thanks.
Roy.

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 31/07/2012 20:30:02 by _system »

*

Offline Soul Surfer

  • Neilep Level Member
  • ******
  • 3345
  • keep banging the rocks together
    • View Profile
    • ian kimber's web workspace
it depends on the fuel lots of small rocket thrusters use spontaneously combustible fuels like nitric acid and hydrazine.  (nasty stuff) others just use a spark plug or something similar
Learn, create, test and tell
evolution rules in all things
God says so!