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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The company's R-4D 100-lbf bipropellant engine slowed the spacecraft for capture by Saturn's gravity and has been used for major trajectory changes throughout the mission, including setting up the Grand Finale.
The SSL 1300 was originally introduced in the 1980s and at that time used the Aerojet Rocketdyne R-4D-11 bipropellant apogee thruster, which was specifically developed and qualified for the SSL 1300.
Also, Aerojet's 100 lbf bipropellant apogee engine will be used for circularising the satellite's orbit after the Delta IV places it into an elliptical transfer orbit.
Aerojet Rocketdyne is also a leader in green bipropellant, solid and gelled propellants.
The combined capabilities and products of SNC's Space Systems and ORBITEC provide SNC's customers with a comprehensive set of green space propulsion technology options with both hybrid solid/liquid and bipropellant liquid rocket motors.
The feasibility of this new propulsion concept will be investigated at breadboard level in both mono and bipropellant configurations through the design, realization and testing of a platform of the overall propulsion system including all its main components.
Many monpropellant and bipropellant systems are also provided by Aerojet for rockets, satellites and other spacecraft.