Garmaine Staff asked 2 years ago

Assume a rocket is standing on the ground with mass = 1000 kg, and near the top of rocket we apply a force of 100 N for say 1 sec, now assume that this is sufficient to tip the rocket over/start tipping over.

If the rocket is in mid air and accelerating at 30 m/s2, then likewise how much force would be required to tilt it $\small\sf{\pi/180}$ rad or change its trajectory by some degree? Please neglect the change of mass due to consumption of fuel because the value calculated with this assumption is going to be a a value higher than required, so that is not an issue.

Will the force required in mid air be the same as the force required on the ground with no acceleration?