Reply to post: Re: 110%

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Re: 110%

Running engines over 100% is common in rocketry. The early designs and prototype engines set the 100% mark, so it's quite common for later revisions to be better. The power outputs are still referenced to the original designs, meaning 110% isn't unusual.

The shuttle used to regularly throttle the engines to 107%.

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