News - 23 Aug 2009
NASA and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, or AFOSR, have successfully launched a small rocket using an environmentally-friendly, safe propellant comprised of aluminum powder and water ice,...
News - 5 Apr 2005
Arch Chemicals has been awarded a 20-year contract by the United States Department of Defense for approximately $149 million for the production, storage, distribution and handling of hydrazine...
News - 22 Oct 2009
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have won a $6.5 million grant to develop improved components that will boost the efficiency of electric propulsion systems used to control the...
News - 1 Jun 2008
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received a $1 million grant from the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD) to boost the safety and performance of fuel used in thousands of...
News - 21 Jan 2009
Engineers and food scientists are teaming up to develop a new type of gelled fuel the consistency of orange marmalade designed to improve the safety, performance and range of rockets for space and...
News - 19 Feb 2020
Plenty of fuel is required to launch anything into space. In fact, over 3.5 million pounds of fuel is required to send NASA’s Space Shuttle into orbit, and this fuel is approximately 15 times...
News - 31 Mar 2004
Northrop Grumman Corporation has developed and successfully tested a Reaction Control Subsystem (RCS) engine for next-generation reusable space launch and transportation vehicles. The new engine burns...
News - 19 Aug 2008
Engineers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., have completed a series of tests on a key component of the J-2X engine. The J-2X powers the upper stage of the Ares I rocket,...
Article - 30 Nov 2012
In space technology, fuel plays an important role but when more fuel is added to the spacecraft, it tends to make the spacecraft heavier and as a result makes it less efficient in its propulsion.
News - 9 Jan 2018
Researchers have now developed a method for depositing small amounts of energetic materials (explosives, pyrotechnics and propellants), employing the same technology as an inkjet printer.