Wickman Spacecraft & Propulsion Company
P.O. Box 7179
Hydrocarbon-Liquid Oxygen Monopropellants
Liquid oxygen monopropellants may be part of an emerging propulsion technology. This
project will research how to make monopropellants from low-cost, high-performance
fuel sources. Coal, kerosene, and natural gas will be some of the candidate fuels
to be mixed with liquid oxygen.
Potential applications include Shuttle II, new launch vehicles, and sounding rockets.
Commercial launch vehicles using these rocket engines and monopropellants could help
bring the cost of access to space resources to a profitable level.
liquid oxygen, monopropellants, metallized, hydrocarbon fuels, gelled, rocket engines