Try back on Dec. 8, 2009
Try back on Dec. 8, 2009
Try back on Dec. 8, 2009
Liquid Rocket Propulsion
Why Liquid Rocket Propulsion?
With current and near future technology, liquid propulsion has several mission critical advantages over solid and hybrid propulsion.

1. Specific impulse, Isp. Isp as high as a 455.
2. Low cost fuel and oxidizer. As low as $0.25 per pound.
3. Throttling and pulsing.

Wether you need the highest performance for your single mission or the best cost effectiveness for a reusable application, liquid propulsion technology has a proven track record which may be your best solution. Examples of projects which are well suited for liquid rocket propulsion are:
- launch vehicles,
- sounding rockets,
- positioning thrusters,
- "space tourism" rockets,
- lunar or mars "hoppers,"
- umanned aerial vehicles (UAV),
- microsatellites and nanosatellites,
- scattering of remote sensors (terrestrial, lunar or Mars), and
- many more.
Hastings' Chariots is committed to advancing space technology with liquid rocket propulsion. Contact us to see if our products or services can benefit your project.
Hastings' Chariots' 1000 pound thrust liquid rocket engine is shown on the left being tested on Hastings' Chariots rocket engine test stand. The engine is designed to burn kerosene, natural gas, biodiesel or hydrogen. Oxygen, hydrogen peroxide or nitrous oxide can be used as the oxidizers.
The Quick Access Rocket Exhaust (QARE) is shown on the right testing a coupon to simulate a rocket engine combustion chamber environment for materials testing. The QARE rig (shown below) was engineered and manufactured by Hastings' Chariots for NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC). The system is engineered for hydrogen and oxygen. Photos courtesy NASA GRC.
Photo courtesy of NASA GRC.
Photo courtesy of NASA GRC.
The QARE system can be configured with different nozzels for a variety of applications as shown at the left.
Photo courtesy of NASA GRC.
Copyright © 2002-2012. All Rights Reserved. Hastings' Chariots.