Enter the force of the rocket thrust and the rocket’s mass into the calculator to determine the Rocket Acceleration. 

Rocket Acceleration Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Rocket Acceleration.

RA = Ft / mr

  • Where RA is the Rocket Acceleration (m/s^2)
  • Ft is the force of the rocket thrust (N)
  • mr is the mass of the rocket (kg)

What are the units for Rocket Acceleration?

In the International System of Units, also known as SI units, the units for Rocket Acceleration are m/s^2.

How to Calculate Rocket Acceleration?

Example Problem:

The following example problem outlines the steps and information needed to calculate the Rocket Acceleration.

First, determine the force of the rocket thrust. In this example, the force of the rocket thrust is calculated or measured to be 100000 (N).

Next, determine the mass of the rocket. For this problem, the mass of the rocket is determined to be 4000 (kg).

Finally, calculate the Rocket Acceleration using the formula above: 

RA = Ft / mr

Inserting the values from above and solving the equation with the imputed values gives: 

RA = 100,000 / 4,000 = 25 (m/s^2)