November 2015

Rocket Engine Combustion Chambers

      The rocket engines currently in use for the exploration and exploitation of space are liquid fueled. Because they have to work in the vacuum of space, the fuel must be mixed with an oxidizer in order for combustion to occur. Elaborate systems have been developed to hold the different varieties of fuels and oxidizers in use.  Complex systems of pipes and pumps deliver the fuel and oxidizer to the combustion chamber where they are mixed and burned.