Q. The “LOx methane” is recently in news is related to which of the following?

[A] Space rocket engine fuel

[B] High speed diesel variant

[C] Bio-dieselu00a0u00a0

[D] Hydrogen based fuel

Answer: A

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is developing methane-powered rocket engines.  

  • The space agency is developing two ‘LOx methane’ engines (liquid oxygen oxidiser and methane fuel) engines.  
  • One of the two projects is trying to convert the existing cryogenic engine, which uses liquid hydrogen for fuel, into a LOx methane engine.  
  • The other is a smaller engine of 3 tonnes thrust, which will feature an electric motor.  
  • These are being developed at ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre at Trivandrum. 

Source: ISRO