# Definition:Burnout Velocity

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## Definition

Let $R$ be a rocket which is propelled by backwards expulsion of the exhaust products of the burning of its internal fuel supply.

Let $R$ be fired straight up from the surface of a planet.

The **burnout velocity** of $R$ is the velocity attained by $R$ at the instant when its fuel has become exhausted.

## Sources

- 1972: George F. Simmons:
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