New salt-based propellant proven compatible in dual-mode rocket engines

[ad_1] University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign associate professor Joshua Rovey, left, talks about electric propulsion system testing with AE graduate students Nick Rasmont and Matt Klosterman Credit: University of Illinois Department of Aerospace Engineering For dual-mode rocket engines to be successful, a propellant must function in both combustion and electric propulsion systems. Researchers from the […]

Study tests performance of electric solid propellant

[ad_1] Photograph of PTFE (left) and HIPEP (right) propellant samples used in the test. Credit: University of Illinois Department of Aerospace Engineering Electric solid propellants are being explored for use in dual-mode rocket engines because they aren’t susceptible to ignite from a spark or flame and can be turned on and off electrically. Researchers from […]