N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"


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New spacecraft propulsion systems

For the new project PULCHER the Advanced Ceramics lab will develop a new type of combustion chamber for the new rocket engine to be developed by the coordinator, ALTA (Italy) for use on explorative spacecraft. The new chamber will have to withstand temperatures upto 3100oC and pressures of 5Bar. It is proposed to build it based on a shell of C/C composite and coat it with our lab's own materials and methods.

Department of Materials Science, N.C.S.R. "Demokritos", 153 10 Aghia Paraskevi, Attiki, phone: +30 210 6503381, fax: +30 210 6519430
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