Thursday, June 3, 2010

Green Satellite Fuel Designed To Make Space Safer

  Earlier I shared a link about the NH3 Car (Ammonia fueled) . Now the search for "greener" fuels (i.e. less toxic, not more colorful :) ) is leading to the possible replacement of hydrazine in spacecraft with ammonium dinitramide (ADN) mixed with water, methanol and
ammonia. This won't only make launches safer but CHE...APER, helping us get more payloads into space and faster.

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Paris, France (ESA) Mar 17, 2010 - On the day running up to launch when a spacecraft is fuelled, ground personnel look more like astronauts than engineers, putting on spacesuit-like protective gear.

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