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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Regardless of oxidizer selection, the solids fraction is expected to be below 12%, which is significantly less than many solid rocket propellants which may contain 20% solid aluminum in the fuel.
For rocket propellant, students had to prepare the chemical mixtures [themselves]."
Another 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 reduced-smoke rocket propellant is a formulation used in Aerojet's heritage AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) motor.
He is accused of possessing Semtex, rocket propellant, eight detonators, a quantity of improvised timers and power units, home made grenade initiators, a quantity of improvised incendiary devices, four AK assault rifles, six loaded magazines and a quantity of ammunition.
He is accused of possessing Semtex, rocket propellant, eight detonators, improvised timers and power units, home-made grenade initiators, improvised incendiary devices, four AK assault rifles, six loaded magazines and a quantity of ammunition.
At the same time, organizations like the Rocket Propellant Information Agency became vast clearinghouses open to all, limiting overlap in expensive research.
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.
Perchlorate is a chemical found in the environment both from natural sources and from human activities, including the production of explosives and rocket propellant. Perchlorate found in soil, groundwater, irrigation water and even rainwater can be absorbed by plants or by animals that eat those plants or drink perchlorate containing water; it is through this route that food may come to contain perchlorate.
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.