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Fuel Types

Solid rocket motors use one of two types of fuel; AP or BP.

Ammonium Perchlorate, AP
Ammonium Perchlorate is a High Powered Rocketry fuel, manufactured by Aerotech and Cesaroni.
AP motors are available in two types; reloadable and single use, details of which can be found on the motor types page.
AP Motors require certain licenses, and we won't sell motors to you without proof that you have them.
Detailed info on Ammonium Perchlorate
Black Powder, BP
Black powder is largely a Low Powered Rocketry fuel, manufactured by Estes and Quest. All BP motors come as single use, paper wrapped 'cartridges'. No license is required for the purchase or storage of BP motors.
Detailed info on Black Powder
Related Pages: Motor Licensing, Motor Sizing and Motor Classification.