Spaceplane - Description - Propulsion - Rocket Engines

Rocket Engines

All spaceplanes to date have used rocket engines with chemical fuels. Due to the orbital insertion burn necessarily being done in space, orbital spaceplanes require rocket engines for at least that portion of the flight.

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