rocket propellant

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Noun1.rocket propellant - an explosive charge that propels a rocketrocket propellant - an explosive charge that propels a rocket
burster, bursting charge, explosive charge, charge - a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"
propellant, propellent - any substance that propels
hydrazine - a colorless fuming corrosive liquid; a powerful reducing agent; used chiefly in rocket fuels
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The environment: An issue with fireworks is potassium perchlorate - an inorganic salt used for a variety of products such as road flares, explosives, pyrotechnics and solid rocket propellant.
The "propergol" rocket propellant and the warheads' explosive content will be burnt at very high temperature in a special furnace, emissions from which will pass through several stages of filtration.
The goal of this project was to improve the performance of a model rocket propellant through the addition of other chemicals while retaining the safety and castability of the propellant.
High-performance solid rocket propellant can be impact-sensitive in itself.
MOJAVE -- Two men were killed and four people were injured Thursday when rocket propellant exploded at a Mojave Airport site being used by Scaled Composites, a company founded by aircraft designer Burt Rutan.
Perchlorate is a chemical found in the environment both from natural sources and from human activities, including the production of explosives and rocket propellant.
Ammonium perchlorate (perchlorate) is a primary ingredient in solid rocket propellant and has been used for decades by the Department of Defense (DOD), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the defense industry in the manufacturing, testing, and firing of rockets and missiles.
Mughal is also charged with possessing information about a recipe for rocket propellant and guidance on causing an explosion.
Mughal and Younis are alleged to have been in possession of recipes for rocket propellant and how to make and plant a bomb, and to possess a piece of paper with the words "Hospital = Attack" written on them.
In the United States ammonium perchlorate is used as an oxidizer in solid rocket propellant, sodium perchlorate is used in slurry explosives and potassium perchlorate is used in road flares and air bag inflators.
Rocket propellant with the most thrust (push) is made of oxygen and hydrogen--mid there are plenty of these elements on the moon.