Seeing This Model Rocket Engine Burn in Slow Motion is Fascinating


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Mankind's pursuit to reach the farthest corner of our universe starts with a journey from Earth using a rocket or space shuttle. It is well known that the first stage booster of a rocket propels the whole spacecraft up to the atmosphere. But how does the booster do it? Watch this video as Warped Perception conduct a simple rocket experiment to see what is going on inside it and how it propels a spacecraft. A see-through model was made with half of a solid rocket engine and igniter attached to a plastic glass material. The cool thing about this video is that it shows you what happens during the 'burning' phase in 4K slow motion. From the video, the see-through rocket reveals the immense energy it gives off once it's ignited. That large amount of energy that causes a spacecraft to lift off and propels outward to space.

A see-through model was made with half of a solid rocket engine and igniter attached to a plastic glass material. The cool thing about this video is that it shows you what happens during the 'burning' phase in 4K slow motion. From the video, the see-through rocket reveals the immense energy it gives off once it's ignited. That large amount of energy that causes a spacecraft to lift off and propels outward to space.

The second half of the video shows a much slower rocket burn off of about 1 minute and 33 seconds. In real time, however, the rocket only burns for around 2 seconds! But that's not the coolest thing about this video. If you skip through to 3.48 minutes and watch until 4.26 minutes, you will see exactly how the formation of the nozzle pattern builds up. It begins with a slight horizontal orientation then slowly start to project upwards in a half triangular shape. This slow motion rocket burn-off clearly shows why rockets are designed with a broad, triangular wing-like spans at their bases. The downward and side-angled projection of fire is what causes a rocket booster to propel upwards.

Very cool indeed!

Via Warped Perception

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