bipropellant


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bipropellant

[¦bī·prə′pel·ənt]
(materials)
A rocket propellant consisting of two unmixed or uncombined chemicals (fuel and oxidizer) fed to the combustion chamber separately.
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Aerojet's model R-4D bipropellant main engines are a derivative of the Reaction Control System thrusters flown on the Apollo lunar and service module.
Aerojet's model R-4D 100 lbf force class bipropellant main engines are a derivative of the 32 engines flown on the Apollo lunar and service module.
Orion's engine complement includes 16 25-pound thrust engines, eight 100-pound thrust bipropellant engines and a single 7,500-pound force Orion Main Engine.
Aerojet also provided the GOES-P satellite with a 100 lbf bipropellant apogee engine that will be used for circularizing the satellite's orbit after the Delta IV places it into an elliptical transfer orbit.
Aerojet senior staff engineer Carl Stechman, who recently celebrated his 50th year at Aerojet, remembers his personal contribution to developing the bipropellant engines.
SS/L's satellites use bipropellant propulsion and momentum-bias systems for excellent stationkeeping and orbital stability, providing long useful orbital life.
Aerojet provided reaction control thrusters for the Delta IV upper stage, as well as bipropellant chemical propulsion for the satellite.
Aerojet also provided the Boeing GOES-O spacecraft with a 100 lbf bipropellant apogee engine which will be used for circularizing the spacecraft's orbit.
Standard on the Boeing 702 is the advanced xenon ion propulsion system (XIPS(TM)), which provides 10 times greater efficiency than conventional liquid bipropellant fuel systems.
Aerojet provided two solid rocket boosters for the launch vehicle, eight retro rockets for the Atlas Centaur separation from the launch vehicle, reaction control thrusters for the Centaur stage, as well as bipropellant chemical propulsion for the satellite.
Aerojet also provided the Boeing Wideband Global SATCOM spacecraft with a 100 lbf bipropellant apogee engine.
8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp company, announced today that its 150-lbf thrust high performance storable bipropellant engine demonstrated a specific impulse of 333.