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Energomash Reports Progress on New Rocket Fuel

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
December 11, 2012
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MOSCOW (Energomash/Roscosmos PR) — Experts at Energomash and RSC Applied Chemistry who are working on a specially designed experimental setup have obtained the first experimental batch of the latest high-performance rocket fuel, acetyl.

The results confirmed the previously conducted theoretical studies, and showed the effectiveness of the technology for production of the new fuel.

Energomash is carrying out work on processing and certifying Atsetama as a prospective rocket fuel application at its own expense and through grant support from the Skolkovo Innovation Centre.

In accordance with the industry certification scheme for rocket fuels, engineers will conduct a series of studies of the physical and chemical properties of Atsetama and the stability analysis of structural materials to determine the parameters of firing, explosion prevention and other activities.

In 2013-2014, Energomash plans the development of the technology required for obtaining Atsetama industrial lots, the development of the test stand, and the conducting of test firings.

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