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Explosives are chemical substances that can produce large quantities of gaseous products and heat by decomposition in very short periods of time through detonation. Use [pyrotechnic fasteners] instead for devices that hold parts together, until their intended separation.

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What is the difference between these various spacecraft pyrotechnics?

The following terms have been used in various Space Exploration StackExchange questions and answers. What are the differences (if any) between these various terms? detonating cord detonating fuse (...
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Externaly delivered non-nuclear pulse propulsion?

This question asks about the feasibility of an Orion-like pulse propulsion system using chemical explosives instead of nuclear explosives as pulse unit. Unfortunately, those simply lack the energy ...