hypergolic


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hypergolic

[¦hī·pər¦gäl·ik]
(chemistry)
Capable of igniting spontaneously upon contact.
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In addition to the commodities, we recovered two double-walled stainless steel hypergolic fuel storage tanks, which had never been used.
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.
Many of these words are compounds of classical stems and affixes, such as bacteriology, barometer, hypergolic, methamphetamine, microspectrophotometer and photosynthesis.
Tender issue Current chemical propulsion systems rely on the hypergolic reaction of dangerous corrosive and toxic chemicals.
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.
Tender issueCurrent chemical propulsion systems rely on the hypergolic reaction of dangerous corrosive and toxic chemicals.
And abandoning hypergolic fuel could reduce reliability and mean more maintenance, as would be the case with several of the changes inherent in this proposal.