Propulsion units using solid propellants are used for instance in the field of start booster applications.
WEPA-Technologies’ developments are characterized by the preferred used of nitrate / polymer based composite propellants. Compared to state of the art double-base or ammoniumperchlorate based systems, handling procedures can be conducted in a much safer manner. As a consequence legal transport and storage issues are significantly less demanding and air transport can be realized.
Our nitrate based propellants do not contain chlorine species, therefore no highly corrosive and poisonous combustion products containing hydrogenchloride are generated. In order to prevent corrosion for instance at launch infrastructure this is especially important.