Based on points raised in this question about hypergolic slugs.

My understanding of a hypergolic slug is that it is a solid or a liquid on a paper patch placed in the combustion chamber and it will spontaneously combust on contact with the fuel.

Can a gaseous hypergol be used as a starter? If so, how?

  • $\begingroup$ One simple approach I know is to use solid or liquid substrates that react producing the gaseous hypergol. But I don't think there are any room temperature reactions producing ethylene and ethane $\endgroup$
    – SF.
    Feb 27, 2017 at 19:12


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.