Arc-jet engine



a type of rocket engine using propellant gas heated by an electric arc.

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    Also, arc lamp. a lamp in which the light source is a high-intensity electric arc either between carbon rods in air or between metal electrodes in a xenon gas atmosphere enclosed in a quartz bulb. the light produced by such a lamp. Historical Examples An arc lamp operated in this way is called an enclosed […]

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