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UK-based Pulsar Fusion Test Chemical Rocket Engine that Can Launch People into Space

The power of nuclear fusion can possibly propel the future astronauts to the space, and Pulsar Fusion, a nuclear fusion company based in the United Kingdom has now successfully developed and tested the company’s first launch high-power and capable rocket engine.

The first static test on a hybrid rocket engine had been conducted in a military base located in Salisbury, and the company has also released a video on the firing, that has captured at 40,000 frames per second.

The hybrid rocket engine of the company ‘Pulsar Fusion’ has been powered by a mixture of the high-density polyethylene (HPDE) fuel and liquid nitrous oxide (N2O) and oxygen and this type of the propellant has also been considered more green and has a high specific impulse.

This new model has also been enabling the company for the purpose of manufacturing these type of the compact rocket engines along with the record lead times, and the liquid hydrogen has been feeding an oxidizer of the regulated pressure through the control valve into a chamber of combustion that has been containing a technology as the proprietary.

In the month of September 2021, the company ‘Pulsar Fusion’ has received the funding from the government of the United Kingdom for the process of further developing the company’s Hall Effect Thruster (HET) plasma satellite engines, and the company is also hoping to carry out an in-orbit demonstrations of the engines soon in the future.