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Record 38 of 14251
COLD-SAT orbital experiment configured for Altas launch
Author and Affiliation:
Schuster, J. R.(General Dynamics Corp., San Diego, CA, United States)
Bennett, F. O.(General Dynamics Corp., Space Systems Div., San Diego, CA, United States)
Wachter, J. P.(Loral Aerospace Corp., Space Systems Div., Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Abstract: A study was done of the feasibility of conducting liquid hydrogen orbital storage, acquisition, and transfer experiments aboard a spacecraft launched by a commercial Atlas launch vehicle. Three hydrogen tanks are mated to a spacecraft bus that is similar to that used for three-axis-controlled satellites. The bus provides power, communications, and attitude control along with acceleration levels ranging from 10 exp -6 to 10 exp -4 g. At launch, all the liquid hydrogen is contained in the largest tank, which has an insulation system designed for both space operation and the short-term launch pad and ascent environment. This tank is much lighter and lower in cost than a vacuum-jacketed design, and is made possible by the experiment tanking options available due to the hydrogen-fueled Centaur upper stage of the Atlas I.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1990
Document ID:
19920030802
(Acquired Nov 22, 1995)
Accession Number: 92A13426
Subject Category: ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Document Type: Conference Paper
Publication Information: (SEE A92-13337)
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: 1989 Cryogenic Engineering Conference; July 24-28, 1989; Los Angeles, CA; United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS3-25062
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: General Dynamics Corp.; San Diego, CA, United States
Ford Aerospace Corp.; Palo Alto, CA, United States
Description: 10p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ATLAS LAUNCH VEHICLES; CRYOGENIC STORAGE; INSULATED STRUCTURES; LIQUID HYDROGEN; ORBITAL SERVICING; PROPELLANT TANKS; LIQUID SLOSHING; SPACECRAFT CONTROL; THERMAL INSULATION; THREE AXIS STABILIZATION
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: Advances in cryogenic engineering. Vol. 35B - Proceedings of the 1989 Cryogenic Engineering Conference, Los Angeles, CA, July 24-28, 1989 (A92-13337 03-31). New York, Plenum Press, 1990, p. 1693-1702.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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