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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Hi,

I am looking into aerodynamic parameters for rockets (ogive nose, cylindrical body of different diameters, four fins at bottom) and have a question about the lift coefficient.

If a rocket is launched vertically, with zero incidence angle and wind, would that result in a very small lift coefficient (close to zero) due to its symmetrical shape? Unlike a camber airfoil, a rocket shape would not create a low pressure area vs a high pressure area, thus not generating lift? Is this a correct assumption?

Thanks in advance!

I am looking into aerodynamic parameters for rockets (ogive nose, cylindrical body of different diameters, four fins at bottom) and have a question about the lift coefficient.

If a rocket is launched vertically, with zero incidence angle and wind, would that result in a very small lift coefficient (close to zero) due to its symmetrical shape? Unlike a camber airfoil, a rocket shape would not create a low pressure area vs a high pressure area, thus not generating lift? Is this a correct assumption?

Thanks in advance!