Testing of Propellant of a Sounding Rocket

Posted by Givemefive.ai on September 27th, 2021

A Rocket Propellant is the reaction mass (means responsible for lift-off) of a rocket. This reaction mass is ejected at the highest achievable velocity from a rocket engine to produce thrust that is helpful to lift the rocket from the surface of the Earth. There are mainly two types of propellants used in the rocket based on the requirements, they are solid propellants like HTPB, potassium nitrate, etc., and liquid propellants like kerosene (RP-1), liquid oxygen, etc. Normally most rockets use liquid propellants because of their high specific impulse and density. 

The Sounding rockets use solid propellants as their fuel.

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