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
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.