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New salt-based propellant proven compatible in dual-mode rocket engines

by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, TechXplore

For dual-mode rocket engines to be successful, a propellant must function in both combustion and electric propulsion systems. Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used a salt-based propellant that had already been proven successful in combustion engines, and demonstrated its compatibility with electrospray thrusters.

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