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Alternative Hydrocarbon Propulsion for Nano / Micro Launch Vehicle, Phase I

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Alternative Hydrocarbon Propulsion for Nano / Micro Launch Vehicle, Phase I
The technical innovation proposed here is the application of an alternative hydrocarbon fuel – densified propylene, in combination with liquid oxygen (LOX) – that has the potential to enhance the performance of a proposed Nano / Micro Launch Vehicle (NMLV) enough such that a simple two-stage, pressure-fed configuration will be sufficient for orbital missions. Besides eliminating the third stage, the absence of turbopumps reduces hardware costs, improves overall system reliability and s More »

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