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OTHER WORDS FROM propellantmul·ti·pro·pel·lant, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH propellantpropellant , propellent
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New space startup bluShift wants to bring a new kind of propellant to the small satellite launching market, with rockets powered by bio-derived rocket fuels.bluShift Aerospace launches its first rocket powered by biofuels|Darrell Etherington|February 1, 2021|TechCrunch
The lander would launch with empty propellant tanks, and once it’s in lunar orbit, two more rockets would launch to carry propellant to the lander.NASA Will Soon Choose One of These 3 Landers to Go Back to the Moon|Vanessa Bates Ramirez|January 14, 2021|Singularity Hub
The first attempt at such a launch, last May, was aborted because of a faulty propellant line.The 11 biggest space missions of 2021 (and their chances of success)|Neel Patel|January 4, 2021|MIT Technology Review
This upper stage then burnt all of its propellant and simulated the deployment of a payload into space.Rocket Report: Angara finally flies again, Falcon 9 customers embrace reuse|Eric Berger|December 18, 2020|Ars Technica
This means that an air-breathing rocket can lift more stuff with less propellant and drastically lower the cost of space access—at least in theory.This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through June 27)|Singularity Hub Staff|June 27, 2020|Singularity Hub
And the solid rocket propellant would not blow up in one explosion since it cannot do that without an oxidizer.Clues From SpaceShipTwo’s Wreckage: Did the Crew Compartment Fail?|Clive Irving|November 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For instance, the one which drives the shell from the gun, known as the propellant, must not be too sudden in its action.
Clearly, smoke, which is most objectionable in the propellant, is a positive advantage in the bursting charge.
It is desired that a propellant shall produce the maximum velocity with the minimum pressure.
Gunpowder is an explosive propellant compound, consisting of saltpetre or nitre, charcoal, and sulphur.Gunnery in 1858|William Greener
In army usage the term "propellant" includes both smokeless powder and black powder.America's Munitions 1917-1918|Benedict Crowell