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Mining the hydrogen peroxide of Mars for monopropellant rocket fuel

Author
Arias, F.J.
Type of activity
Report
Date
2019-10-10
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/170490 Open in new window
Abstract
Already since the 1970s, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) has been suggested as a possible oxidizer of the Martian surface, but until only three decades latter it was finally detected. So far, the interest aroused by planetary scientist on H2O2 is because it could be the key catalytic chemical that controls Mars atmospheric chemistry. However, from the point of view of a rocket scientist hydrogen peroxide is a rocket fuel, and indeed it is the most simple monopropellant rocket fuel known. Here, a scopin...
Keywords
In situ resource utilization (ISRU), Low Mars Orbit (LMO), Mars Ascent Vehicle (MAV), Mars exploration, Rocket fuel

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