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Other answers have focused on the fact that you wouldn't want to run a rocket engine on gases because the tanks would be too large. One thing that hasn't been mentioned yet is the turbopumps. Turbopumps consist of a turbine which runs on burned fuel and oxidiser. This runs a pump which pumps the liquid fuel from a low pressure tank to the high pressure ...


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Burning gases is an aim. Carrying fuel of maximum density is another. Propellant density and thus increased propellan payload was (and is) of such interest that in the 1990s the use of "Slush Hydrogen" was propoesed - ex mix of Solid (!) and liquid Hydrogen which increased Hydrogen payload by about 20%. The problems proved to be considerable. A summary of ...


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