Hybrid Propulsion System


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    • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully tested a hybrid propulsion system 

    About Hybrid propulsion system

    • The 30 kN hybrid motor tested at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC) at Mahendragiri in Tamil Nadu 
    • The test was supported by ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC).
    • It uses a solid fuel and liquid oxidiser.
      • The motor used Hydroxyl-terminated polybutadiene (HTPB) as fuel and liquid oxygen (LOX) as the oxidiser.
    • Significance : It is scalable and stackable, potentially paving the way for a new propulsion system for the forthcoming launch vehicles.
      • The use of liquids facilitates throttling, and the control over the flow rate of LOX enables the re-start capability
      • The hybrid system is more efficient, ”greener” and safer to handle