Rocket propellant
Rocket propellant is a material used by a rocket as, or to produce in a chemical reaction, the reaction mass (propulsive mass) that is ejected, typically with very high speed, from a rocket engine to ...
Artist Daniel Shervin of Paint With Gunpowder...
Artist Daniel Shervin of Paint With Gunpowder lights his artwork on fire to create his latest piece, titled Wolf Eyes.
Dawn Of A New Era: The Revolutionary Ion Engine That Took Spacecraft To Ceres
The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven years travelling across the Solar System to intercept the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Now in orbit around Ceres, the probe has returne...
Aluminium
Aluminium is element 13 on the periodic table. All the elements athttp://www.periodicvideos.com/
Xenon
An updated version of our video about Xenon, marking the recent death of chemist Neil Bartlett who performed a famous experiment with the gas. Videos about a...
Boron
Boron can be used to produce green flames. More about the elements at http://www.periodicvideos.com/
Gunpowder
Military Channel Podcast Artillery History: Gunpowder The invention of gunpowder rewrote the rules of warfare.
Solid-fuel rocket
A solid rocket or a solid-fuel rocket is a rocket with a motor that uses solid propellants (fuel/oxidizer). The earliest rockets were solid-fuel rockets powered by gunpowder; they were used in warfare...
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Liquid rocket propellants
The highest specific impulse chemical rockets use liquid fuel propellants.Approximately 170 different liquid propellants have undergone lab testing. This estimate excludes minor changes to a specific...
Hybrid rocket
A hybrid rocket is a rocket with a rocket motor which uses rocket propellants in two different phases. - one solid and the other either gas or liquid. The hybrid rocket concept can be traced back at l...
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Ion drive
An ion thruster is a form of electric propulsion used for spacecraft propulsion that creates thrust by accelerating ions. The term is strictly used to refer to gridded electrostatic ion thrusters, but...
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Gunpowder
Gunpowder, also known as black powder, is a chemical explosive—the earliest known. It is a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate (saltpeter). The sulfur and charcoal act as fuels, and the...
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Dawn Of A New Era: The Revolutionary Ion Engine That Took Spacecraft To Ceres
The NASA spacecraft Dawn has spent more than seven years travelling across the Solar System to intercept the asteroid Vesta and the dwarf planet Ceres. Now in orbit around Ceres, the probe has returne...
Hydyne
Hydyne is a mixture of 60% unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (UDMH) and 40% diethylenetriamine (DETA), developed in 1957 at Rocketdyne for use in liquid-fuel rockets. Hydyne was used as the fuel for the...
Propyne
Propyne (Methylacetylene) is an alkyne with the chemical formula CH3C≡CH. It was a component of MAPP gas—along with its isomer propadiene (allene), which was commonly used in gas welding. Unlike acet...
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Propylene glycol dinitrate
Propylene glycol dinitrate (PGDN, 1,2-propylene glycol dinitrate, or 1,2-propanediol dinitrate) is an organic chemical, an ester of nitric acid and propylene glycol. It is structurally similar to nitr...
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Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane
Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane /ˈhɛksɑːˈnaɪtroʊˈhɛksɑːˌæzɑːˌaɪsoʊˈvʊərtsɪteɪn/, also called HNIW and CL-20, is a nitroamine explosive with the formula C6H6N12O12, developed by the China Lake facility, ...
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Unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine
Unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine (UDMH) (1,1-dimethylhydrazine) is a chemical compound with the formula H2NN(CH3)2. It is a colourless liquid, with a sharp, fishy, ammoniacal smell typical for organic ...
Unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine - Wikipedia
Hypergolic propellant
A hypergolic rocket propellant combination used in a rocket engine is one where the propellants spontaneously ignite when they come into contact with each other. The two propellant components usually ...
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Flashtube
A flashtube, also called a flashlamp, is an electric arc lamp designed to produce extremely intense, incoherent, full-spectrum white light for very short durations. Flashtubes are made of a length of ...
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Hydrazine
Hydrazine (systematically named diazane or tetrahydridodinitrogen(N—N)) is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula H2NNH2 (also written N2H4). It is a colourless flammable liquid with an ammon...
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Slush hydrogen
Slush hydrogen is a combination of liquid hydrogen and solid hydrogen at the triple point with a lower temperature and a higher density than liquid hydrogen. It is formed by bringing liquid hydrogen d...
Nitrous oxide fuel blend
Nitrous Oxide Fuel Blend propellants are a class of liquid rocket propellants intended to replace hydrazine as the standard rocket fuel. The fuel and oxidizer are blended and stored; this is sometimes...
Triethylaluminium
Triethylaluminium (TEA) is an organoaluminium compound. Despite its name, the formula for this compound is Al2(C2H5)6, shortened to Al2Et6 (Et = ethyl). This volatile, colorless liquid is highly pyr...
Triethylaluminium - Wikipedia
Robotic Refueling Mission
Video of the Robotic Refueling Mission.The Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) is a NASA technology demonstration mission with equipment launches in both 2011 and 2013 to increase the technological matu...
Robotic Refueling Mission - Wikipedia
Fragmentation (weaponry)
Fragmentation is the process by which the casing of an artillery shell, bomb, grenade, etc. is shattered by the detonation of the explosive filler. The correct technical terminology of these pieces...
Fragmentation (weaponry) - Wikipedia
Nitroethane
Nitroethane is an organic compound having the chemical formula C2H5NO2. Similar in many regards to nitromethane, nitroethane is an oily liquid at standard temperature and pressure. Pure nitroethane ...
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