Art of Roton rocket in orbit

Art of Roton rocket in orbit

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Credit: ROTARY ROCKET CO./SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Rotary rocket in orbit. Computer illustration of the Roton rotary rocket in orbit. This revolutionary design is far lighter than conventional rockets due to its unique engine. Unlike normal rockets, it does not have a single combustion chamber with weighty pumps feeding the fuel in. Instead it has a 7 metre wide rotating disc with 96 small combustion chambers around it, into which the fuel is thrown by the force of the disc's rotation. The craft has rotor blades on its nose (undeployed here) which are used to slow and stabilise its descent in the manner of a helicopter. Roton has been designed by the Rotary Rocket Company, based in California, USA.

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Keywords: art, helicopter, rocket, rocketry, rotary, rotary rocket, roton, space flight, spaceflight

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