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Propellant Technologies: A Persuasive Wave of Future Propulsion BenefitsRocket propellant and propulsion technology improvements can be used to reduce the development time and operational costs of new space vehicle programs. Advanced propellant technologies can make the space vehicles safer, more operable, and higher performing. Five technology areas are described: Monopropellants, Alternative Hydrocarbons, Gelled Hydrogen, Metallized Gelled Propellants, and High Energy Density Materials. These propellants' benefits for future vehicles are outlined using mission study results and the technologies are briefly discussed.
Document ID
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Palaszewski, Bryan
(NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Ianovski, Leonid S.
(Central Inst. of Aviation Motors Moscow, Russia)
Carrick, Patrick
(Phillips Lab. Edwards AFB, CA United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1997
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:206228
Meeting Information
Meeting: International Symposium on Space Propulsion
Location: Beijing
Country: China
Start Date: August 11, 1997
End Date: August 13, 1997
Sponsors: China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 260-98-09
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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