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From there, according to the Journal's Waldman, they tracked the plume 10 miles west up a desert riverbed called the Las Vegas Wash, to a giant ammonium perchlorate
plant in Henderson, Nevada, owned and operated by Oklahoma City-based Kerr-McGee Corporation.
These materials are typically made of an aluminum fuel with an ammonium perchlorate
oxidizer built right into them, so they're very compact.
These rockets contain a mixture of 70 percent ammonium perchlorate
, 16 percent aluminum and 14 percent organic binder, Approximately 900,000 kg of this mixture are used in each shuttle launch.
Specialty Chemicals primarily supplies rocket-grade ammonium perchlorate
used in solid propellant rockets, booster motors and missiles that are utilised by the US Department of Defense and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Summary Arrhenius kinetic parameters of ammonium perchlorate
(AP) catalyzed with nano-sized magnesium oxide (MgO) has been determined in this work.
The use of materials such as perchlorates provides adequate heat to overcome the molecular weight problem but decreases the moles of gas generated unless ammonium perchlorate
is the source.
The May 5 explosion at one of two plants manufacturing the ammonium perchlorate
oxidizer for the space shuttle's solid-propellant booster rockets has added yet another uncertainty to the struggle to get the shuttle program flying again.