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Design and development of Shuttle Get-Away-Special experiment G-0074An experiment to investigate more versatile, lower cost surface tension propellant acquisition approaches for future satellite and spacecraft propellant tanks is designed to demonstrate a propellant off-load capability for a full-tank gallery surface tension device, such as that employed in the shuttle reaction control subsystem, and demonstrate a low-cost refillable trap concept that could be used in future orbit maneuver propulsion systems for multiple engine restarts. A Plexiglas test tank, movie camera and lights, auxiliary liquid accumulator, control electronics, battery pack, and associated valving and plumbing are used. The test liquid is Freon 113, dyed blue for color movie coverage. The fully loaded experiments weighs 106 pounds and is to be installed in a NASA five-cubic-foot flight canister. Vibration tests, acoustic tests, and high and low temperature tests were performed to quality the experiment for flight.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Orton, G. F. (McDonnell-Douglas Astronautics Co. Saint Louis, MO, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1984
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center Get Away Spec. Expt. Symp.
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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