'booster' can also refer to...


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Warfare and Defence


Quick Reference

A first-stage rocket of a launching vehicle, or an additional rocket strapped to the main rocket to assist lift-off.

The US Delta rocket, for example, has a cluster of nine strap-on boosters that fire on lift-off. Europe's Ariane 3 rocket uses twin strap-on boosters, as does the US space shuttle.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

Reference entries