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Two Aspects of Rocket Flight: Stabilizing Finless Rockets by Spinning and the Potentialities of Multi‐Stage Rocket Projectiles

R.H. Macmillan, M.A. (Department of Engineering, Cambridge University.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 February 1950

Abstract

THIS article presents some results of theoretical research carried out by the author, based on work begun in 1946 when he was, for a time, concerned with rocket ballistics. It serves to amplify part of the theory given by R. C. Knight (Math. Gazette, Vol. 32, No. 300, July 1948, pp. 187–194). The two sections which follow are entirely separate; the first concerns the stability of spinning rockets and the second the potentialities of multi‐stage rockets. Acknowledgment is due to the Chief Scientist, Ministry of Supply, for permission to communicate this paper.

Citation

Macmillan, R.H. (1950), "Two Aspects of Rocket Flight: Stabilizing Finless Rockets by Spinning and the Potentialities of Multi‐Stage Rocket Projectiles", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 22 No. 2, pp. 46-47. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb031860

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