Indian Space Research Organization looking at green fuels for rockets

December 31, 2020 |

In India, the Economic Times of India reports the Indian Space Research Organization is working to develop green fuels like hydrogen peroxide for rockets, potentially as a co-propellant with ethanol, pointing to human passengers as the reason for using non-hazardous fuels aboard space missions. Liquid oxygen (LOX) together with methane are also possible fuel options following a successful test a month ago. Even for launching satellites, the agency is looking at replacing liquid fuel with electrical propulsion systems that could significantly reduce the weight of the satellites. 

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