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propellant

[prə′pel·ənt]
(materials)
A combustible substance that produces heat and supplies ejection particles as in a rocket engine.
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Just as rifle powders are identified as having fast, medium, or slow burn rates, propellants for handgun cartridges are similarly classified.
Everyone in the industry, from NASA to our industry partners to green propellant suppliers, is eager to see 10 years of American-led research and development realized with this spaceflight mission.
A practice launch is scheduled for late 2015, and the results will determine if the AF-M315E propellant can efficiently replace the hydrazine fuel in future space missions and other aircraft.
There is no doubt if loaded ammunition takes on water, the primer will become less sensitive and energetic and the moisture content of the propellant will increase, making the propellant slower in its burn rate.
The GSLV- D3, which will be launched on Thursday, deploys Cryogenic Upper Stage that will use super cooled propellants.
Stabilizers are chemical ingredients added to propellants at the time of manufacture to decrease the rate of propellant degradation and reduce the probability of autoignition during its expected useful life.
Medical aerosol propellants are a secondary target of the phase-out, which initially concentrated on CFCs in refrigeration.
The first place to evaluate quality in aerosol paints is on the can--by noting the percentage of paint to propellant.
We spoke in 2003 about Pennsylvania considering not issuing permits for sales and purchase of propellants and small-arms primers.
he shouts as he sprints back throwing another propellant charge over his shoulder in anticipation.
The propellant used in most air bags is sodium aizide, the solid pellet form of a rocket propellant; some use compressed argon gas, helium or nitrocellulose.
Celerg, itself a son of Aerospatiale (now MBDA, of course) and Societe Nationale des Poudres et Explosifs Energetic Materials, specialised in cast composite propellant, extruded double-base propellant and ramjet propulsion.