Thank you all!
Oxidisers... We would need some, but oxidisers better than liquid oxygen are extremely difficult. They shall be safe enough to use 500t in a rocket, and such a propellant still hasn't been discovered.
Though some niche uses exist. To land on Mars and lift-off, I'd prefer propellants liquid on Earth and Mars, and for this bizarre but very seducing cyclehttp://saposjoint.net/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=66&t=2272&start=40#p30642
I've found only a composition of 33% NO dissolved into 67% N2
Liquid down to -107°C, and exothermic decomposition making my nice pumping scheme possible, BUT the pressure of dissolved NO is 23b at +55°C, yuk cough cough. A replacement that depresses the melting point of N2
and brings energy, as NO does, would be welcome. Hence even if N(NO2
is solid, it could be useful in this scheme.
If you liked the wishful tetraaminoethane, its use is in the following post at the address linked above.
Well, if three nitrogen neighbours are too much for a carbon, diaza-Cubane
would be just perfect! Very exposed tertiary amines, this is believed to provide hypergolic ignition with N2
Any hope that it lasts long enough to observe its colour? And be reasonably produced in ton amounts?
[Seen that in a big table with compounds properties. From time to time, it put decomp
instead of a melting or boiling point. One compound had expl
instead of its crystal form and colour. I took it for chemist's humour.]