monopropellant


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monopropellant

[¦män·ō·prə′pel·ənt]
(materials)
A rocket propellant consisting of a single substance, especially a liquid, capable of creating rocket thrust without the addition of a second substance.
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0 lbf monopropellant hydrazine Rocket Engine Assemblies that have provided attitude control for the spacecraft throughout its journey, as well as during insertion into Jupiter's orbit, which occurred on July 4, 2016.
The significance of this new engine and monopropellant system that will produce energy under water or in the emptiness of space, that is safe, low-cost, clean and environmentally benign can be considered one of the great achievements in modern undersea and space technology," stated James Moden, a Registered Professional Chemical Engineer and inventor of Moden Fuel.
Given these results, we are on track to provide Raytheon's customers the energy and power sources for the enduring UUV's and persistent undersea operations required to meet emerging threats in the defense of our country," stated Jim Moden, developer of the monopropellant utilized for this application.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft began the first in a series of dives through the 1,500-mile gap between Saturn and its rings on April 26 with the help of onboard bipropellant and monopropellant thrusters made by Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.
A year ago it was a hybrid rocket, but now for the first record attempt we will use only the monopropellant part of the rocket.
Early in 2009 the project decided that the early runs of the car would be conducted with a monopropellant chamber.
The proposed Cyclone engine would be designed to run on both traditional fuels and an environmentally friendly monopropellant called Moden Fuel, which can combust in the absence of oxygen.
On the GOES-R satellite, Aerojet Rocketdyne provides all of the monopropellant hydrazine rocket engines as well as the electric propulsion subsystem.
Twelve Aerojet Rocketdyne monopropellant (hydrazine) thrusters in four modules on the Delta IV upper stage provided roll, pitch and yaw control as well as settling burns for the upper stage main engine.
Running excess HTP through the system has been successfully used to extinguish the flame in earlier tests of the monopropellant rocket, too, and was the plan for the Newquay firing.
In February, Cyclone announced the completion of the first stage of testing, which involved running the Cyclone Engine by the combustion of an environmentally friendly monopropellant called Moden Fuel.
At separation, crew module monopropellant thrusters, also provided by Aerojet Rocketdyne, support re-entry control.