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propulsion element requirements using electrical power system unscheduled powerThe suitability of using the electrical energy from the Space Station's Electrical Power System (EPS) during the periods of peak solar insolation which is currently not specifically allocated (unscheduled power) to produce propulsion propellants, gaseous hydrogen, and oxygen by electrolyzing water is investigated. Reboost propellant requirements are emphasized, but the results are more generally relevant because the balance of recurring propellant requirements are an order of magnitude smaller and the nonrecurring requirements are not significant on an average basis.
Document ID
19890059590
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Zimmermann, Frank
(Ford Aerospace Corp. Reston, VA, United States)
Hodge, Kathy
(NASA Space Station Freedom Program Office Reston, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1989
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 89-2612
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other