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Energy is an essential resource in the aerospace industry, as it is used to power aircraft, spacecraft, and other aerospace systems. There are several different sources of energy that are used in aerospace, including:

  1. Fossil fuels: Jet fuel, which is a type of kerosene, is the most common fuel used to power aircraft. It is used in both commercial and military aircraft and is stored in tanks within the aircraft.

  2. Electricity: Many aerospace systems, such as avionics and control systems, are powered by electricity. This can be generated on board the aircraft or spacecraft using fuel cells or batteries, or it can be supplied from the ground.

  3. Solar energy: Some spacecraft are powered by solar panels, which convert sunlight into electricity. Solar panels are also used on some aircraft, such as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), to provide a power source.

  4. Hydrogen: Some aircraft and spacecraft are being developed that use hydrogen fuel cells to generate electricity Hydrogen is a clean-burning fuel that produces only water as a byproduct.

In addition to powering aerospace systems, energy is also used in the production and transportation of aerospace materials and components, as well as in the construction and maintenance of aerospace facilities. The aerospace industry is working to develop more efficient and sustainable energy sources and technologies to reduce its environmental impact.

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