hypergolic


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hypergolic

[¦hī·pər¦gäl·ik]
(chemistry)
Capable of igniting spontaneously upon contact.
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Research published this week in Science Advancesshows that it may be possible to create rocket fuel that is much cleaner and safer than the hypergolic fuels that are commonly used today.
The research published in the journal Science Advances also revealed that the new fuel is still just as effective as the hypergolic fuels.
Generally, as with the [Isp.sub.vac] values, the effect of the secondary fuel on the [rho][Isp.sub.vac] is minimal, suggesting that dilution of TEA will not hamper thrust characteristics assuming hypergolic ignition is achieved.
The streams of hypergolic propellant and oxidant that will power the spacecraft have to be relied on to burn on contact with each other in an environment where there are extremes of heat and cold.
The message listed only the weight of the cargo, but during mission planning, I discovered our load was 10 AQM-37 target drones, which had "rocket motors with hypergolic liquids."
This part of the facility was constructed to withstand exploding hypergolic fuels such as monomethyl hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide.
American "Aerobee" fuel (75/25 aniline and furfuril alcohol) as starting, hypergolic compound;
The team compared poorer-performing hypergolic propellants (chemical combinations that spontaneously combust when mixed) with higher [I.sub.sp] cryogenic propellants.
Many of these words are compounds of classical stems and affixes, such as bacteriology, barometer, hypergolic, methamphetamine, microspectrophotometer and photosynthesis.
The rocket engines and thrusters used on the command and service modules, and on the lunar module used the hypergolic fuel monomethyl hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide, which will ignite spontaneously upon mixing.