High Energy Liquid Propellants for Rockets

  • G. R. Kinney
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 4)


High energy rocket propellants (such as fluorine, hydrogen, hydrazine, etc.) are of great interest because they result in large increases in vehicle performance over that possible with conventional propellants. This means that for any mission to be accomplished the size and weight of the vehicle required would be smaller for the high energy propellants than for conventional propellants.


Specific Impulse Vehicle Performance High Impulse High Specific Heat High Combustion Efficiency 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Kinney
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  1. 1.Lewis Flight Propulsion LaboratoryNational Advisory Committee for AeronauticsClevelandUSA

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