hypergolic fuel


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hypergolic fuel

[¦hī·pər¦gäl·ik ′fyül]
(materials)
A combination of fuel and oxidizer that ignite spontaneously on contact, such as methanol and hydrogen peroxide; used as rocket propellant.
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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.
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.
These are the first thrusters to use hydrogen/oxygen fuels and reliable capacitive spark igniter rather than self-igniting hypergolic fuels, according to Fanciullo of Aerojet.