Vertical Rocket


Calculation

Under the influence of the rocket thrust and gravity, the acceleration is

Integrating from the initiation of the thrust to an arbitrary time t:

gives the velocity at time t:
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Rocket in Space

Under the influence of the rocket thrust in a gravity-free environment , the acceleration is

Calculation

Integrating from the initiation of thrust to an arbitrary time t

gives the velocity at time t:

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Rocket in Space

Under the influence of the rocket thrust in a gravity-free environment, the resulting velocity can be calculated from:
First rocket equation


Second rocket equation


Develop expression

Velocity=Initial velocity + Exhaust velocity x ln(original mass /mass)
m0 = kg
v0 = m/s
m = kg
v = m/s
The exhaust velocity
u = m/s
To explore the effects of the various parameters on the motion of the rocket, you may substitute numbers in any of the boxes. When you have finished entering data, click on the active text above for the quantity you wish to calculate. The quantities will not be forced to be consistent until you click on the desired quantity. Note that the mass m0 includes the fuel mass, and the mass m can be considered to be the payload mass after a specified burn.
Fowles and Cassiday give as example data for a satellite launch a low orbit velocity of about 8 km/s, an initial velocity of about 0.5 km/s from the rotation of the earth near the equator, and an exhaust velocity of 2.5 km/s. You could use this data above to confirm that you could get only about 5 percent of the total initial mass into orbit. They suggest that effective ejection speeds for most rocket fuels are on the order of 2 to 4 km/s. How much would a fuel on the upper end of that ejection speed range increase your payload?
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