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The pump forces the propellant through the piping system the surrounds the nozzle and rocket motor. The propellant becomes heated and expands to a gas, at the same time limiting the temperature of the shell and nozzle. The propellant enters the reactor to be heated and accelerates out the nozzle to provide thrust.Sep 1, 1995
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