New Swedish Rocket Fuel in High Demand
The Swedish Space Corporation may be sitting on gold: a new rocket fuel the agency is developing is rumored to be worth millions of dollars on the open market, news agency TT writes. The United States is especially interested in the new fuel, set to be introduced in about five years.
The new mixture could replace hydrazine, a poisonous and dangerous form of fuel that is used to power satellite motors.
“Hydrazine is basically a neurotoxin, and the entire space industry is interested in finding a replacement for it,” Space Corporation communications director Anna Rathsman told the news agency.
The Swedish fuel, called AND, is described as environmentally friendly. Next week, two Swedish satellites called Mango and Tango bearing the fuel will be shot into space to test its effectiveness.