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Innovative rocket science gives boost to near-space missions

Los Alamos scientists have developed a unique segregated fuel oxidizer rocket fuel system for CubeSats.
June 18, 2017
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Artist's concept of a CubeSat on-board propulsion system.CREDIT: Inside Out Visuals

Innovative rocket science gives boost to near-space missions

by Bryce Tappan

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory, which has a long history of developing propellants as part of the nuclear weapons program, have developed a unique segregated fuel oxidizer rocket fuel system for CubeSats.

This story first appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican.