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Gas Dynamic Laser/CO+Air+N2+C2H5OH


Laser propulsion involves using the power of a laser to heat or augment combustion of a mixture of gases. Mix of propellants to be heated by a gas dynamic laser in one Russian prototype.

Oxidizer: Gas Dynamic Laser. Fuel: CO+Air+N2+C2H5OH.

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Associated Engines
  • RD-0600 Kosberg laser rocket engine. Space station "Skif". Developed 1970-85. Gas dynamic laser. Working medium gaseous carbon monoxide + air + nitrogen + ethanol. Flow rate up to 100 kg/s. Tests were performed at NII TP. More...

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