bipropellant


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bi·pro·pel·lant

 (bī′prə-pĕl′ənt)
n.
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.

bipropellant

(ˌbaɪprəˈpɛlənt)
n
(Astronautics) a rocket propellant consisting of two substances, usually a fuel and an oxidizer. Also called: dipropellant Compare monopropellant

bi•pro•pel•lant

(ˌbaɪ prəˈpɛl ənt)

n.
a missile or rocket propellant composed of fuel and oxidizer, the components of which are kept in separate compartments prior to combustion.
[1945–50]
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The Delta IV thrusters were delivered to ULA and the bipropellant apogee engine to The Boeing Company.
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GDSS maintains a broad product offering including monopropellant, bipropellant, and electric propulsion units; space power processing and distribution units; solid propellant fire suppression systems; and complete propulsion systems.
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).
The 1300, which has an excellent record of reliable operation, is designed to achieve a long useful life, in this case 15 years, excellent station-keeping, and orbital stability by using bipropellant propulsion and momentum-bias systems.
American Pacific Corporation's (Nasdaq: APFC) wholly-owned In-Space Propulsion subsidiary (AMPAC-ISP or AMPAC In-Space Propulsion), is producing bipropellant thrusters for the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle under contract to Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems.
Aerojet provided MICHIBIKI with a 100 lbf bipropellant engine that will be used to raise the satellite into its correct orbital position.
The 1300 is designed to achieve a long useful life, in this case 12 years, excellent station-keeping, and orbital stability by using bipropellant propulsion and momentum-bias systems.
Aerojet supplies the complete engine complement for the Orion Service Module including: 16 25-pound-thrust engines arranged in four pods providing RCS capability, eight 100-pound-thrust bipropellant engines arranged in four pods providing auxiliary axial thrust for system maneuvers and a 7,500-pound-thrust Orion main engine providing axial thrust for major position changes and deorbit.
Orion's engine complement also includes 16 25-pound thrust engines and eight 100-pound-thrust bipropellant engines for the Orion service module.