Wikipedia:WikiProject Rocketry

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This WikiProject Rocketry aims to organize, expand, and improve articles about rocketry. This includes all types of rockets, rocket subsystems, launch sites, and rocket history. Although it is impossible to have complete standardisation across every type of rocket, this project provides templates to help provide users of Wikipedia rough consistency in the information and specification associated with rocket systems.


The parentage of this project is currently under discussion

This project is currently independent of other projects, however it works closely with WikiProject Spaceflight, WikiProject Aviation and WikiProject Military history.

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Active Members
  1. Nickrulercreator (talk · contribs) - Mostly pre-Shuttle era (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Vostok, Voskhod, Soyuz, etc)
  2. Scruce (talk · contribs) - Mostly Soviet rocketry
  3. Wwheaton (talk) 22:18, 12 March 2011 (UTC)
  4. Pi.1415926535 (talk · contribs) - not doing a heck of a lot with the project at the moment, but I consider myself active in it.
  5. Johnxxx9 (talk · contribs) - consider myself active member though I am very busy at the moment and I will continue to contribute when I am free.
  6. The Bushranger (talk · contribs) - Mostly military missiles
  7. DPdH (talk · contribs) - interested in military rockets/missiles, and also in space flight in general.
  8. Magneticlifeform (talk · contribs) liquid rocket engine and solid rocket motor facts and citations, history of rocket technology development
  9. ThirdCritical (talk · contribs) - Most of the APCP and solid propellant articles. Expert in solids, liquids, and nuclear proplusion. PI for SE.
  10. Kelphin (talk · contribs)
  11. Rocketmaniac (talk · contribs)
  12. Rocketman2050 (talk · contribs)
  13. Prad2609 (talk · contribs) - Indian rockets, starting off with Rohini Sounding Rocket series
  14. Audin (talk · contribs) - I started and contributed to several early articles. I'm still around reading and editing bits and pieces as I see them.
  15. VAXHeadroom (talk · contribs) - Lead flight software engineer on NASA's LCROSS program, public speaker on space and physics. 18:51, 28 May 2012 (UTC).
  16. Dreyrden (talk · contribs)
  17. Rhoark (talk · contribs)
  18. Baldusi (talk · contribs) - Writing and editing of liquid rocket engines articles 17:07, 2015-06-11 (UTC).
  19. Hammer5000 (talk · contribs) Mainly contributing to launch vehicles and engines (mostly Russian)
  20. FockeWulf FW 190 (talk · contribs)
  21. Astronyte (talk · contribs)
  22. LengthyMer (talk · contribs)
  23. Abcjake (talk · contribs) - military missiles, aerospace & aviation articles
  24. Ultimograph5 (talk · contribs)
  25. UnknownM1 (talk · contribs)
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  1. GW_Simulations (talk · contribs)
  2. BGinOC (talk · contribs)
  3. enceladus (talk · contribs)
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  5. rlandmann (talk · contribs)
  6. Georgewilliamherbert (talk · contribs)
  7. Sdsds (talk · contribs) Sdsds 00:24, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
  8. Chris H 15:33, 10 June 2007 (UTC) - Adding wikisource citations
  9. Rocketmaniac (talk · contribs)
  10. Matthew Desjardins (talk · contribs)
  11. ComputerGeezer (talk · contribs)
  12. - (User) Wolfkeeper (Talk)
  13. StuffOfInterest (talk · contribs) - 11:32, 15 March 2009 (UTC)
  14. bstockus (talk · contribs)
  15. Matthew Desjardins (talk · contribs)
  16. Voradtralundir (talk · contribs)
  17. Petebutt (talk · contribs) military and space launch vehicles.
  18. Fnlayson (talk · contribs) US space launch vehicles
  19. Sash424 (talk · contribs)

Naming conventions[edit]

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Articles about rockets should use Template:Infobox rocket (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)

Launch pads[edit]

Articles about launch pads should use Template:Infobox launch pad (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)

Specifications (missiles)[edit]

To make inserting the code easier, use {{subst:missilespec-imp}} for American missiles, and {{subst:missilespec-met}} for other missiles.
Specifications code Specifications
==Specifications (LGM-25A)==
{{rocket specifications
 |length main=59 ft
 |length alt=18 m
 |diameter main=5 ft 5.7 in
 |diameter alt=1.67 m
 |empty mass main=<!-- lb-->
 |empty mass alt=<!-- kg-->
 |launch mass main=71,000 lb
 |launch mass alt=32,000 kg

 |stage1=1× [[Thiokol]] solid-propellant rocket
  |thrust1 main= lbf
  |thrust1 alt= kN
 |stage2=1× [[Aerojet-General]] solid-propellant rocket
  |thrust2 main= lbf
  |thrust2 alt= kN
 |stage3=1× [[United Technologies]] Chemical Systems Division solid-propellant rocket
  |thrust3 main= lbf
  |thrust3 alt= kN

 |launch platform=[[Missile silo]]

 |speed main=15,000 mph
 |speed alt=24,000 km/h
 |altitude main=696 mi
 |altitude alt=1,120 km
 |range main=6,200 mi
 |range alt=10,000 km


Specifications (LGM-25A)

General characteristics

  • Length: 59 ft (18 m)
  • Diameter: 5 ft 5.7 in (1.67 m)


  • First stage:Thiokol solid-propellant rocket
    • Thrust: lbf (kN)
  • Second stage:Aerojet-General solid-propellant rocket
    • Thrust: lbf (kN)
  • Third stage:United Technologies Chemical Systems Division solid-propellant rocket
    • Thrust: lbf (kN)

Technical information


  • Cruise speed: 15,000 mph (24,000 km/h)
  • Operating altitude: 696 mi (1,120 km)
  • Range: 6,200 mi (10,000 km)


  • Warhead: nuclear
  • Fuzes: n/a

Specifications (non-military rockets)[edit]

To make inserting the code easier, use {{subst:rocketspec-imp}} for American rockets, and {{subst:rocketspec-met}} for other rockets.
Specifications code Specifications
{{rocket specifications
 |length main=364 ft
 |length alt=111 m
 |diameter main=33 ft
 |diameter alt=10 m
 |empty mass main=<!-- lb-->
 |empty mass alt=<!-- kg-->
 |launch mass main=6,699,000 lb
 |launch mass alt=3,039,000 kg
 |payload to LEO main=260,000 lb
 |payload to LEO alt=118,000 kg
 |payload to moon main=104,000 lb
 |payload to moon alt=47,000 kg

 |stage1 name=First stage (S-IC)
 |stage1=5× [[F-1 (rocket engine)|Rocketdyne F-1]]
  |thrust1 main=7,648,000 lbf
  |thrust1 alt=34.02 MN
  |burn time1=150 s
  |fuel1=[[RP-1]] and [[liquid oxygen]]
 |stage2 name=Second stage (S-II)
 |stage2=5× [[J-2 (rocket engine)|Rocketdyne J-2]]
  |thrust2 main=1,000,000 lbf
  |thrust2 alt=5 MN
  |burn time2=360 s
  |fuel2=[[Liquid hydrogen]] and liquid oxygen
 |stage3=1× Rocketdyne J-2
  |thrust3 main=230,000 lbf
  |thrust3 alt=1 MN
  |burn time3=<br/>
*** '''First burn:''' 165 s
*** '''Second burn:''' 335 s
  |fuel3=Liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen

 |launch platform=

 |speed main=<!-- mph-->
 |speed alt=<!-- km/h-->
 |altitude main=<!-- ft-->
 |altitude alt=<!-- m-->
 |range main=<!-- mi-->
 |range alt=<!-- km-->



General characteristics

  • Crew: 3
  • Length: 364 ft (111 m)
  • Diameter: 33 ft (10 m)
  • Payload:
    • To low Earth orbit: 260,000 lb (118,000 kg)
    • To the Moon: 104,000 lb (47,000 kg)


  • First stage (S-IC):Rocketdyne F-1
  • Second stage (S-II):Rocketdyne J-2
    • Thrust: 1,000,000 lbf (5 MN)
    • Burn time: 360 s
    • Fuel: Liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen
  • Third stage: 1× Rocketdyne J-2
    • Thrust: 230,000 lbf (1 MN)
    • Burn time:
      • First burn: 165 s
      • Second burn: 335 s
    • Fuel: Liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen

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