Solid Propellants and Astronautics

  • A. J. Zaehringer


It ist shown that solid propellants can be useful for certain astronautical operations. A critical review of solid propellants and motor systems is presented. It is pointed out that solid propellants compare very favorably with liquid propellants especially for applications in high altitude rockets and in boosters for space aggregates. Because of high reliability and good storage characteristics, applications in space will be many. The progress during the last twenty years points to the future largescale use of solid propellants for astronautics.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Zaehringer
    • 1
  1. 1.American Rocket Co.Wyandotte/Mich.USA

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