Accession Number : ADA307841

Title :   Handling and Use of Fluorine and Fluorine - Oxygen Mixtures in Rocket Systems,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC TECHNOLOGY UTILIZ ATION DIV

Personal Author(s) : Schmidt, Harold W. ; Harper, Jack T.

PDF Url : ADA307841

Report Date : 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 283

Abstract : A major objective in the achievement of propulsion capability for future space missions is to provide capability for heavier payloads, higher mission velocities, and greater operational flexibility. Considering these requirements for improved propulsion, the propellants to be used should provide high specific impulse and high density, they should have smooth ignition characteristics and permit reliable multiple starting capability perhaps by virtue of being hypergolic, and they should offer combustion stability over wide ranges of pressure and propellant mixture ratios

Descriptors :   *MIXTURES, *OXYGEN, *PROPULSION SYSTEMS, *FLUORINE, *SPACE MISSIONS, *ROCKETS, VELOCITY, PAYLOAD, PROPELLANTS, RELIABILITY, HIGH DENSITY, PRESSURE, IGNITION, COMBUSTION STABILITY, SPECIFIC IMPULSE, HYPERGOLIC ROCKET PROPELLANTS.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Combustion and Ignition
      Rocket Propellants
      Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE