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Deutsch: Katalysator / Español: Catalizador / Português: Catalisador / Français: Catalyseur / Italiano: Catalizzatore

In the context of the space industry, a catalyst refers to a substance that accelerates chemical reactions without being consumed in the process, playing a critical role in various spacecraft propulsion systems and life support mechanisms. Catalysts are essential for enabling efficient fuel combustion in rocket engines, facilitating propulsion, and supporting vital onboard systems that recycle air and water for astronauts during space missions. Their ability to lower the activation energy for reactions makes them invaluable for maintaining life and achieving the high thrust necessary for space exploration and satellite operations.

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