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  • De Laval nozzle [r]: A de Laval nozzle is a tube, pinched in the middle, which is used to accelerate a hot, pressurized gas flowing through it to a supersonic  speed so as to maximize the amount of the hot inlet gas heat energy that is converted into exhaust gas kinetic energy. [e]
  • Guided missile [r]: A weapon that flies through air or space, under its own power, which adjusts its course to hit its target. [e]
  • Retrorocket [r]: A rocket motor that is fired to slow the vehicle on which it is mounted [e]
  • Space launch vehicle [r]: A means of transportation through the atmosphere and into outer space; it may return, go into satellite orbit, or into an escape trajectory. Ballistic missiles are excluded [e]
  • Unguided rocket [r]: A form of artillery weapon that uses a rocket motor to propel a warhead at a target, using no guidance once launched [e]