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Preparations for the launch of a steam rocket



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Preparations for the launch of a steam rocket
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Final preparations for the B4-1 V02 launch. Just before launch, the water used as propellant is heated to around 265 degrees Celsius at a pressure of 50 bar. With a launch mass of 62 kilograms and 21 kilograms of propellant, this rocket can reach an altitude of around 1500 metres.
Credit: Aerospace Institute/TU Berlin.
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