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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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Orbital ATKs team will leverage exclusive use of ECAPS LMP-103S, a very-low toxicity monopropellant technology designed as a direct replacement for hydrazine-based systems.
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.
Under the three-year contract, Aerojet Rocketdyne s Redmond, Washington team will lead the effort to conduct small-scale testing of potential monopropellant candidates in the laboratory, scaling up likely candidates in the Sacramento Chemical Synthesis Laboratory, then performing subscale thruster testing to select the most promising ones for future research.