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The rocket is designed to use a high density propellant.
  something that propels (moves something) such as:
  • rocket fuel
  • the explosive charge from a bullet
  • compressed gas that transports something from an aerosol can
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  • The rocket is designed to use a high density propellant.
  • Many cooking sprays uses nitrous oxide and carbon dioxide as propellants.
  • a solid-propellant rocket
  • It uses baking soda and vinegar as a propellant.

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  • propellant fuel for submarines
  • I went down to my lab to mix up some more propellant.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • It’s used in fertilizers, explosives, and rocket propellants."
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • Military sniper rifles were generally longer than their police counterparts to allow the cartridge propellant to completely burn its fuel load, which reduced muzzle flash and powered up the bullet’s velocity.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • He thought briefly that such an anticlimax would be the universe’s fitting verdict on his martial pretensions: the brave warrior floating off into near-planet orbit, no maneuvering systems, no propellant, no reaction mass of any sort-even the pistol was non-recoil.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Aerosol propellant would be best.
    Andy Weir  --  The Martian

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  • My outrage that day became the propellant of my life, driving me straight to the civil rights movement, where I’ve worked ever since.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe
  • Quentin had an idea on the propellant.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Mr. Dubonnet tapped the rocket casing, and lumps of unburned propellant and ash dropped out.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • It should be an excellent propellant.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • I showed both of them what I was doing, how I mixed the propellant, how I stood back when I threw a little of it in the heater.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • This launch wasn’t advertised, because we had no idea how our new propellant of saltpeter and sugar would work.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Most of the propellant had burned.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • "Rocket candy!" O’Dell chimed, and so coined our new term for the propellant.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • "My speculation is the propellant collapsed," Quentin said.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • When the rocket took off, the propellant was so loose it just fell inward.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • "I fear the ratio of the mass of propellant added compared to the mass of the empty rocket will be too small," he said.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • It was heavy, and there wasn’t much room for the propellant after the nozzle and top plug were bolted in place.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Q, why do we need a new propellant?
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • We need a new propellant.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • New propellant, sir.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Next time we fly will be with a new propellant: zinc dust and sulfur.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Quentin and I are going to design a sophisticated nozzle, and we need an advanced propellant to go along with it.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Had we already passed the critical dimension for our new propellant? I couldn’t believe it.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Our conclusion was we didn’t know what we were doing with the new propellant.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • I had decided to do the loading of our new propellant in sections, a few inches at a time.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • When the propellant hissed down to completion, Mom’s bathroom scale was scattered all over the pad.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • When rocket propellant burned, it first produced a river of gas that flowed into the convergent section of the nozzle.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Specific impulse is defined as the thrust in pounds of a given propellant divided by its consumption rate.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • We’d watch the spring with binoculars and see how much thrust was produced and then divide the answer by the pounds of propellant burned and how long it took.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • Loading the zincoshine was a labor-intensive process, no more than three inches of propellant compressed at a time in the casement, a drying time of four hours required for each segment.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • The series of equations we needed to work described the parameters of thrust coefficient, nozzle-throat area, combustion-chamber cross-sectional areas, and velocity of the gases predicted for any particular propellant.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • "Perhaps there’s a break-even point for all propellants.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • It would be a fantastic propellant, I’m sure of it!" One night the following week, Roy Lee, Sherman, and I visited Jake’s rooftop telescope.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • "I think we’ve got our next rocket propellant.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
  • "It’s a means of determining the relative merits of propellants.
    Homer Hickam  --  October Sky
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