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propellant

(prŏ-pĕl′ănt) [L. propellere, to drive forward]
Any agent that forces another to move in a desired direction. Inhaled medications rely on propellants to improve drug delivery to patients. Hydrofluoroalkane propellants are used in metered dose inhalers, i.e., in canisters that deliver drugs such as beta-agonists or anticholinergic agents to patients with asthma or chronic obstructive lung disease.
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to demonstrate the solid propellant TDACS for the sea-based SM-3 interceptor missile.
Manufactured by ATK Thiokol Propulsion, Promontory, Utah -- the world's leading supplier of solid propellant rocket motors -- the Space Shuttle reusable solid rocket motor (RSRM) is the largest solid rocket motor ever flown and the first designed for reuse.
Trident II D5 is a three-stage, solid propellant, inertial-guided submarine-launched ballistic missile.
The first-stage Orion 50SXLG motor is a stretched version of the Taurus motor, similar to the Pegasus XL first-stage motor, but with more solid propellant for increased performance.
Two massive S-200 solid strap-on boosters, each carrying 207 tons of solid propellants, ignited at vehicle lift-off and after functioning normally, separated 153.
A single- stage missile, powered by solid propellants, it was fired from mobile launcher at 0933 hours from launch pad- 4 of the Integrated Test Range at the Island.
It also introduced new flight software developed by contractor ELV and a new tracking station in the northwest of French Guiana that ensures telemetry links during some phases of the flight when they could be affected by the plume from the solid propellants.
It is a two-stage ballistic missile that uses solid propellants in both the systems.
Blasted off from a rail mobile launcher, the surface-to-surface, single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, roared into the sky trailing behind a column of orange and white thick smoke.
Even if something really different such as liquid or solid propellants could be developed for commercial or military small arms applications, they would be difficult if not impossible to translate into the hand-loader market.
Agni-I, a single-stage missile powered by solid propellants, has a specialised navigation system which ensures that it reaches the target with a high degree of accuracy and precision, a defence scientist said.
The 49-meter tall rocket, weighing 401 tons, is a three-stage vehicle with the core stage powered by solid propellants, the second stage by liquid propellants and the third being a cryogenic stage using liquid hydrogen and oxygen.

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