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SpaceX successfully lands its Starship rocket

The SpaceX of Elon Musk recently launched SN15. Earlier the initial attempts made to launch the rocket ended in explosions in mid air. Why are SpaceX rockets exploding? There have been several situations of SpaceX rocket explosions in the past. This is mainly due to the methane-based propellant used by SpaceX. The first two prototypes ..

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Green Propulsion Technology of ISRO

ISRO is developing “Green Propulsion Technology”. The technology is being developed for the Human Space Flight Mission of India, Gaganyaan, that is to be launched in December 2021. What is Propulsion Technology? Propulsion means push forward or drive an object forward. In rockets and airplanes, the propulsion is generated through the application of Newton’s third ..

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ISRO developing environment-friendly propellant

Scientists at ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC) are developing environment-friendly propellant propellant blend based on hydroxylammonium nitrate (HAN) to power satellites and spacecraft. It seeks to replace conventional hydrazine fuel for future missions. Key Facts HAN-based monopropellant formulation consists of HAN, ammonium nitrate, methanol and water. The methanol was added to reduce combustion instability ..

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