HISP stands for High performance solid propellants for In-Space Propulsion, or solid propellant with High Isp (specific impulse). As the name indicates, the objective of the project is to develop high performance solid rocket propellant for spacecrafts.

RaketmotorTest firing of an ADN/GAP rocket motor










Propulsion and propellants are key technologies for all space missions. The HISP project will advance the chemical propulsion technology by linking together some of the key players in Europe to develop an advanced high performance solid propellant by using the new high energy density oxidizer ammonium dinitramide, ADN, an energetic binder based on glycidyl azide polymer, GAP, and high energy density fuels such as aluminium hydride (AlH3), nano-aluminium or activated aluminium.

This will strengthen the competitiveness of the European space propulsion industry and increase its competitiveness, and will increase the effectiveness of future European space exploration missions

HISP has received funding from the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement No. 262099.



Niklas Wingborg

Deputy Research Director

FOI, Swedish Defence Research Agency
Department of Energetic Materials
Grindsjön Research Centre
SE-147 25 Tumba

Mr Niklas Wingborg
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