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NASA will test "green fuel" for the first time in space

via:博客园     time:2019/6/18 8:07:09     readed:127

Beijing, 17 Jun (Reporter Liu Xia)-NASA will test a non-toxic rose-colored liquid fuel and propulsion system for the first time in space, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (NASA) website recently reported that NASA will test a non-toxic rose-colored liquid fuel and propulsion system for the first time in space.

The high performance fuel was developed by (AFRL), an air force research laboratory. The propellants are mixed with ammonium hydroxynitrate and oxidant. After combustion, a substitute for hydrazide is produced. Hydrazide is a highly toxic fuel commonly used in spacecraft at present. Strict safety precautions are needed to deal with this kind of liquid.

GPIM lead researcher Christophe

Lockdain Jet Engine Company designed, manufactured and extensively tested the GPIM propulsion system. The hardware consists of a propellant tank and five propellers for carrying the non-toxic fuel.

Fred, director of business development at the company

GPIM will also help improve the design and operation of satellites. Based on GPIM's work, Lockdain is improving a range of other propulsion systems to take advantage of this high-performance green propellant.

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