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How can I get a decent massratio with a step rocket?

You would still have a terrible massratio because of the shielding and I'm betting you couldn't convert one percent into thrust.

Auxiliary tanks for singleH were fitted around the Stone's middle, giving her a fat and sloppy appearance, but greatly improving her massratio for the ordeal.

With contragravity, of course, terms like "escapevelocity" and "massratio" were of purely antiquarian interest.

Suppose we make it a chemical fuel and a moon rocket and assume a massratio of twenfy to one.

If you had a decent way to use atomic power, you might be able to hold your massratio down to, let's say, onetoone.

"It enables you to omit the first steprocket stage, which is bigger than all the others put together and is terribly inefficient, as it has such a poor massratio.
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