PROPELLANT RESEARCH:

Non-Toxic Hypergols: Ongoing synthesis work aims to create new, non-toxic hypergolic fuels to replace the toxic and volatile MMH. The novel fuel formulations are designed to be dense and energetic and to have low viscosity. Many of these fuels are ionic liquids and therefore have very low vapor pressure. ORBITEC has synthesized several potential fuels that are hypergolic with IRFNA/NTO and with hydrogen peroxide.

[ Non-toxic Ionic Liquid Fuels ]
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Monopropellants: ORBITEC has designed some liquids for use as monopropellants in tactical and in-space applications.

Oxidizers: ORBITEC has synthesized new storable oxidizer formulations for use with hybrid rockets. These new oxidizers are safer and will help make hybrid rockets competitive with solids for tactical applications.