Preparing to launch a space rocket from plastic waste
London: British company “Pulsar Fusion” is working on a space rocket that will use conventional rocket fuel as well as fuel made from plastic waste.
The rocket was successfully tested in Salisbury last week under the auspices of the British Ministry of Defense.
The rocket uses plastic waste called nitrous oxide and nitrous oxide oxidizer as fuel.
HDPE is used in the manufacture of hundreds of types of plastic products, in addition to bottles, pipes and cutting boards. It is estimated that by 2022, the annual production of this plastic will reach 67 million tons.
HDPE is burned at high pressure and in extremely dense state with nitrous oxide oxidizer in a rocket developed by Pulsar Fusion.
The rapid gusts of hot gas thus formed emanate out of the rocket’s nozzle with tremendous force, giving it the desired “thrust” (propulsive force).
Pulsar Fusion claims that the smoke emitted from burning plastic with nitrous oxide oxidizer under high pressure will be “almost harmless” and that is why it is right to call its rocket “environmentally friendly”. Are
In last week’s experiments, a small prototype of the rocket was tested by attaching it to a stand on the ground.
During the ordeal, he created the perfect thrust, which is a great achievement.
In the next phase, large-scale experimental rockets will be tested in the same manner, after which it will make its first test flights, which are expected to be between 2028 and 2030.
Only after all sorts of scrutiny will it be finalized to send it into space.