rocket propellent

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Noun1.rocket propellent - an explosive charge that propels a rocketrocket propellent - 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 ERV runs a pump to suck in the Martian air - mostly carbon dioxide, which reacts with a small amount of hydrogen already on board to produce a large supply of methane-oxygen rocket propellent.
One event that does produce UV, however, is the burning of solid rocket propellent. (3) Solar blind UV detectors, therefore, offer another possibility in the search for missile warning.
Despite early experiments with sodium bicarbonate--ordinary baking soda--the era of foamed plastics had to await the results of German work on hydrazine-based rocket propellents during World War II.