Layton, J. Preston Formerly, Conceptual Design Division, RCA Astro-Electronics, Princeton, New Jersey.
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The force that propels an aerospace vehicle or marine craft. Thrust is a vector quantity. Its magnitude is usually given in newtons (N) in International System (SI) units or pounds-force (lbf) in U.S. Customary Units. A newton is defined as 1 kilogram mass times an acceleration of 1 meter per second squared. One newton equals approximately 0.2248 lbf. See also: Force; Units of measurement
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