I was just wondering if there was a way to calculate how much fuel you need for launch, possibly to do with chemical energy to kinetic energy. Thanks

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    $\begingroup$ No, it's more complicated than that. The equation you're looking for is called the 'rocket equation'. (Also the Tsiolkovsky equation, but that's nowhere near as resonant a name.) $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Jun 13 at 11:58

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