This is what started our investigation of hypergolic propellants based on hydrogen peroxide. After realizing that silver catalyst beds were too expensive and unreliable for orbital launch vehicles, historical research led to the work performed at Sandia National Labs early this century. They investigated blending the catalyst within the fuel itself to create a hypergolic bi-propellant. This research served as the foundation for our partner Aphelion Orbitals’ work on a full-scale propulsion system using this concept.
Hydrogen Peroxide-Based Propulsion and Power Systems