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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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5 mm during liftoff and ascent--long enough to burn more than 500,000 gal of supercold cryogenic liquid propellants.
Our focus also was on using liquid propellants, like argon, helium, neon, xenon, and hydrogen, for space applications," Cheng says.
Contract notice: supply of liquid propellants, unleaded petrol and diesel.
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.
Supply of liquid propellants (unleaded petrol-diesel) to meet the inflexible needs of the motorized fleet of the arkadia police division and the police services operating in the prefecture of arcadia: .
Cryogenic denotes a rocket stage that is much more efficient, providing more thrust for every kg of propellant compared to stages that run on solid and liquid propellants.
Contract notice: Repeated tender for supply of liquid propellants for vehicles in the eu chalkidiki for the years 2018 - 2019.
Contract award notice: Supply contract for liquid propellants and heating fuels, Years 2017 - 2018.
Contract notice: Supply of liquid propellants (oil, Unleaded petrol) and heating for the years 2018 and 2019 for the needs of the ee.