monopropellant


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monopropellant

[¦män·ō·prə′pel·ənt]
(materials)
A rocket propellant consisting of a single substance, especially a liquid, capable of creating rocket thrust without the addition of a second substance.
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The first firing of the monopropellant chamber confirmed the chamber was capable of 44.
The significance of this new engine and monopropellant system that will produce energy under water or in the emptiness of space, that is safe, low-cost, clean and environmentally benign can be considered one of the great achievements in modern undersea and space technology," stated James Moden, a Registered Professional Chemical Engineer and inventor of Moden Fuel.
Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp company, was awarded a contract to research and develop environmentally sustainable monopropellants and gas generators for rocket and missile propulsion and Divert Attitude Control Systems.
The LDCM HPM uses ISP's MONARC-22 series, 5-Lbf monopropellant thrusters.
In February, Cyclone announced the completion of the first stage of testing, which involved running the Cyclone Engine by the combustion of an environmentally friendly monopropellant called Moden Fuel.
Perhaps the most daring technology ALASA seeks to implement is a new high-energy monopropellant, which aims to combine fuel and oxidizer into a single liquid.
Following in-orbit activation shortly after launch, the Cygnus spacecraft will use 32 Aerojet Rocketdyne MR-106M 7 lbf monopropellant hydrazine thrusters to perform required in-orbit maneuvers.
In addition, 12 Aerojet monopropellant (hydrazine) thrusters on the Atlas V Centaur upper stage provided roll, pitch and yaw control as well as settling burns for the upper stage main engine.
Atlantic Research Corporation (ARC), a unit of Sequa Corporation (NYSE:SQAA), has been selected by Spectrum Astro to supply a monopropellant propulsion system for the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST) Observatory.
0 lbf Aerojet Rocketdyne monopropellant hydrazine thrusters for attitude control aboard the spacecraft.
GDSS maintains a broad product offering including monopropellant, bipropellant, and electric propulsion units; space power processing and distribution units; solid propellant fire suppression systems; and complete propulsion systems.
11, 2012, eight small monopropellant hydrazine thrusters fired for nearly three hours in order to position the spacecraft more precisely toward its planned landing spot in Mars' Gale Crater.