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How does streamlining affect the flight of a rocket?
Incredibly ! -In rocket flight streamlining is the single most important factor. ...
Asked in Crafts for Children, Model Rockets, US Army
Does payload in a model rocket affect it's launch height?
Yes it does; depending on the wind changing. Sometimes a payload will slow it down and sometimes it will guide the rocket in the correct direction giving accuracy and distance. ...
Does the length of your rocket affect the flight of your rocket?
No, the length does not affect the flight, but it is harder to keep things parallel over a longer length, so your building of the long fuselage becomes more critical. ...
Why is the mass of the rocket payload so important when launching a rocket to the moon?
The greater the mass of the payload, the more fuel (and more money) it requires to get it into orbit. ...
Asked in World War 2, Space Travel and Exploration
What changes in payload have rockets had from World War II to the space age?
The V2 rocket, considered the forerunner of all space capable rockets, only had a payload capacity of 2,200 pounds. The Saturn 5 rocket that sent men to the moon had a payload capacity of 260,000 lbs. ...
Asked in Astronomy, New York City
What is a rocket faring?
It is a protective shell covering the payload during launch. It is generally jettisoned in flight. Several satellite launches have failed due to the fairing not separating from the rocket thus not allowing the rocket to reach orbit due to the increased weight and lower velocity generated by the engines with the added mass. ...