Worlds of David Darling
Encyclopedia of Science
Home > Encyclopedia of Science

hybrid propellant

A hybrid propellant is a form of chemical rocket propellant in which the fuel and oxidizer are in different physical states. One of the substances is solid, usually the fuel, while the other, usually the oxidizer, is liquid. The liquid is injected into the solid, whose fuel reservoir also serves as the combustion chamber.

Related entry

   • hybrid-propellant rocket engine

Related category