Definition of monopropellant in English:

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monopropellant

Pronunciation: /mɒnə(ʊ)prəˈpɛl(ə)nt/

noun

A substance used as rocket fuel without an additional oxidizing agent.
Example sentences
  • The Mk48 / ADCAP torpedoes carried by these boats contain a monopropellant called Otto fuel.
  • Armadillo's rocket concept makes use of a hydrogen peroxide monopropellant.
  • Jetpacks use hydrogen peroxide monopropellant, normally 70% to 85% concentration, with silver-mesh catalyst to decompose the peroxide.

adjective

Using a monopropellant.
Example sentences
  • Those failures have led them to abandon the ‘mixed monopropellant’ hydrogen peroxide system in favor a more conventional methanol-liquid oxygen bipropellant setup.
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