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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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Many problems are solved by the simulation of solid propellants (Dick et al 2005).
Generally the liquid propellant is the oxidizer and the solid propellant is the fuel because solid oxidizers are problematic and with lower performance than liquid oxidizers.
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Astra, which uses solid propellant, can carry a conventional warhead of 15 kg.
In a dormant state since April, notes NASA, the satellite has been existing at temperatures "well below the design and test limits of the liquid and solid propellant systems, electronic units, batteries and all other components.
Liquid propellant rocket engines and solid propellant rocket motors, the two most prevalent of the rocket propulsion systems, with in-depth consideration of advances in hybrid rockets and electrical space propulsion
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It will burn a mixture of solid propellant (HTPB, or hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene) and liquid oxidiser (high-test peroxide, HTP) for 20 seconds.
The booster containing 200 tonne of solid propellant ( fuel and oxidiser) in three segments, with a height of about 22 m and diameter of three metres, was developed at ISRO's Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre ( VSSC) in Thiruvananthapuram.
Gaseous iodine at low pressure (up to about 10 kPa) can be obtained by heating the solid propellant at relatively low temperature (up to about 100 EeC).
As per the contract KDRSS will be responsible for delivery of Oriole solid propellant rocket motors along with associated rocket system hardware to support ongoing experimental and test support missions.
The missile is a two stage solid propellant system with a pay load capability of 1.

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