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hydrazine

hahyd ruh zeen

  • n  a colorless fuming corrosive liquid; a powerful reducing agent; used chiefly in rocket fuels

  • The hydrazine argument is similarly suspect.
  • The Lockheed-Martin satellite is carrying 1,000 pounds of hydrazine, a toxic fuel used to power thrusters that steer the satellite while in orbit.
  • So far, the most promising product of the process is hydrazine, a derivative of which is used as highenergy, self-igniting fuel in the Air Force's Titan II rockets.
News & Articles

  • NASA's Quest for Green Rocket Fuel Passes Big Test
    For decades, NASA has relied on an efficient but highly toxic fuel known as hydrazine to power satellites and manned spacecraft. Now the agency is laying the groundwork to replace that propellant with a safer, cleaner alternative.
    July 12, 2013 - LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News
  • NASA's Quest for Green Rocket Fuel | Video
    NASA's Green Propellant Infusion Mission will demonstrate a high-performance, non-toxic fuel alternative to conventional hydrazine. The test flight is slated to launch in 2015.
    July 11, 2013 - SPACE.com
Quotes

  • Gen James E Cartwright in AFP
    The intent here was to preserve human life ...... it was the hydrazine we were after,said Cartwright, who is vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, rejecting Moscow's suggestion it was an anti-missile test.
  • James F Jeffrey in NewsBlaze
    The likelihood of the satellite falling in a populated area is small, and the extent and duration of toxic hydrazine in the atmosphere would be limited,Jeffrey said. "Nevertheless, if the satellite did fall in a populated area, there was...

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