altitude engine

altitude engine

A reciprocating aircraft engine having a rated takeoff power that is producible from sea level to an established higher altitude as a result of supercharging or turbocharging.
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The altitude engine assembly consists of igniter and injector propellant valves, an altitude ablative chamber and a columbium nozzle extension.
Aerojet's successful test programme reportedly provides the hot fire data needed to update the existing design and fabricate additional reaction control engines for delivery to NASA's White Sands Test facility and the NASA Glenn Research Centre in early 2008 to support a full-propulsion module system test as well as extensive altitude engine testing.
Aerojet's successful test program provides the hot fire data needed to update the existing design and fabricate additional reaction control engines for delivery to NASA's White Sands Test facility and the NASA Glenn Research Center in early 2008 to support a full-propulsion module system test as well as extensive altitude engine testing.
This compares very favorably with other biodiesel fuel tests such as the Colorado Institute for Fuels and High Altitude Engine research where tests showed a reduction of particulates of only 14%, hydrocarbons of 13% and carbon monoxide of 7.