Hydrogen Peroxide - Propulsion & Power History

US - General Electric (1944 - 1966)

General Information:

One of the pioneering fathers of liquid rocket engines - especially for manned aircraft. Hydrogen peroxide systems developed: X-1 main engine (RMI 6000C-4) gas generator for the turbopumps, X-15 main engine (XLR-99) gas generator for the turbopumps, Viking sounding rocket main propulsion gas generators for the turbopumps, Rocket-on-Rotor used hydrogen peroxide monopropellant thrusters on helicopter blade tips, Hyprox, LR-40 (Ref. 1).



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1) Sutton, George P., History of Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines, 2006 Edition, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Reston, Virginia


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