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Is SpaceX's Raptor engine the king of rocket engines? - Everyday Astronaut Techno, Jet Engine, Gas Generator, Rocket Engine, Methane, Aerospace Engineering, Vehicle, Spacex, Spacecraft

SpaceX's new raptor engine is a methane fueled full flow staged combustion cycle engine and its so hard to develop, no engine like this has ever flown before!Now this topic can be really intimidating so in order to bring the Raptor engine into context, we’re going to do an overview of a few common types of rocket engine cycles then compare the Raptor to a few other common rocket engines, like SpaceX’s current work horse, the Merlin, The Space Shuttle’s RS-25, the RD-180, Blue Origin’s BE-4…

Apollo Rocket Engines: SE-6, SE-8 and R-4D | Three vintage b… | Flickr Rocket Engine, Space Rocket, Space Flight, Space Race, Spacex, Rocket, Spacecraft, Jet Engine, Rocket Design

Three vintage bipropellant engines from the space race. Each of them was used for maneuvering in space, and each has a simple solenoid valve assembly, which allows the fuel and oxidizer to spray into the combustion chamber. These particularly noxious hypergolic chemicals have the valuable property that they ignite spontaneously upon contact, in a vacuum, with no spark required. From left to right: • Gemini SE-6, provided attitude and maneuvering control for the Gemini spacecraft. Pitch…

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