Musker, Anthony J., Roberts, Graham T., Ford, Suzanne, Reakes, Emily and Westbury, Tom
Auto-ignition of fuels using highly stabilised hydrogen peroxide
At 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, United States.
10 - 13 Jul 2005.
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Due to the toxic nature of common high-performance rocket propellant combinations (such
as monomethyl-hydrazine/di-nitrogen tetroxide), there is now growing interest in so-called
'green' propellants. In response to this, and in the continuation of existing research, a small
demonstration bi-propellant rocket-engine was designed, built and tested using
homogeneous catalysis of highly stabilised hydrogen peroxide. An investigation into
suitable fuels was conducted, and candidates selected. Auto-ignition was successfully
achieved, demonstrating the robustness of the propellant combination.
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