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Selection of combined water electrolysis and resistojet propulsion for Space Station FreedomAn analytical rationale is presented for the configuration of the NASA Space Station's two-element propulsion system, and attention is given to the cost benefits accruing to this system over the Space Station's service life. The principal system element uses gaseous oxygen and hydrogen obtained through water electrolysis to furnish attitude control, backup attitude control, and contingency maneuvering. The secondary element uses resistojets to augment Space Station reboost through the acceleration of waste gases in the direction opposite the Station's flight path.
Document ID
19890030290
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Schmidt, George R. (Booz-Allen and Hamilton, Inc. Reston, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1988
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number
IAF PAPER 88-067
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-4300
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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