hypergolic fuel

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A rocket propellant that burns spontaneously when combined with an oxidizer, so that no separate ignition system is required. Hypergolic fuels have been used for Titan and Agena rockets, the Apollo lunar module, and the space shuttle.

Hypergolic fuels can be stored at room temperature.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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