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A two-component rocket propellant, such as liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, fed separately to the combustion chamber as fuel and oxidizer. Also called dipropellant.
(Astronautics) a rocket propellant consisting of two substances, usually a fuel and an oxidizer. Also called: dipropellant
bi•pro•pel•lant (ˌbaɪ prəˈpɛl ənt)
a missile or rocket propellant composed of fuel and oxidizer, the components of which are kept in separate compartments prior to combustion.
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July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aerojet, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, announced today that the European Space Agency's ATV-2 (Johannes Kepler) successfully completed a major series of reboost maneuvers on the International Space Station (ISS) using four Aerojet model R-4D-11 110-pound bipropellant rocket
5 seconds, it is one of the world's most efficient bipropellant rocket
For the ATV mission, Aerojet delivered four model R-4D-11 110 lbf bipropellant rocket
engines that are used to accomplish the circularization maneuvers and approach to docking with the International Space Station (ISS).