nitrogen tetroxide


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nitrogen tetroxide

[′nī·trə·jən te′träk‚sīd]
(inorganic chemistry)
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Aboard the Mars Observer, two sets of check valves allowed high-pressure helium gas to rush through, pushing out from their respective tanks the desired amount of either the oxidizer nitrogen tetroxide (NTO) or the fuel monomethyl hydrazine (MMH).
Both engine types use hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide as fuel.
These workers must spend up to two hours in fully enclosed protective suits when loading toxic fuels or oxidizers such as hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide.
The new engine provided the heavy lifting with its 445 Newtons (100 pounds) of thrust, using the standard satellite bipropellants, monomethyl hydrazine and nitrogen tetroxide.