Reply to post: Re: Like a hot melt glue gun stood on end

You've heard that pop will eat itself. Boffins have unveiled a rocket that does the same

Wellyboot Silver badge

Re: Like a hot melt glue gun stood on end

>> interesting aerodynamic problems. <<

Possibly not too many, the aerodynamic impact will lessen rapidly with altitude and thrust gimballing will become more important. CoG will stay somewhere in the middle between the converging motor & payload.

Having the fuel sufficiently stiff to survive launch stresses does sounds like a new rocket problem though.

For small rockets no payload separation system may be needed, the spent motor can just ride along until the whole thing drops out of orbit.

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