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Integrated modular propulsion for launch vehicles
Author and Affiliation:
Knuth, William(NASA, Washington, DC, United States)
Crawford, Roger(NASA, Washington, DC, United States)
Litchford, Ron(Univ. of Tennessee - Calspan Center for Space Transportation and Applied Research, Tullahoma, United States)
Abstract: The paper proposes a modular approach to rocket propulsion which offers a versatile method for realizing the goals of low cost, safety, reliability, and ease of operation. It is shown that, using practical modules made up of only 4-6 individual elements, it is possible to achieve thrust levels of 2-3 mln lbf and more, using turbomachinery, thrust chambers, lines, and valves about the size of SSME hardware. The approach is illustrated by a LOX/LH2 configuration.
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1993
Document ID:
19930065765
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 93A49762
Subject Category: SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER
Report/Patent Number: AIAA PAPER 93-1889
Document Type: Preprint
Publication Information: 12 p.
Publisher Information: United States
Meeting Information: AIAA, SAE, ASME, and ASEE, Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit; 29th; June 28-30, 1993; Monterey, CA; United States
Meeting Sponsor: AIAA;
SAE;
ASME;
ASEE
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAGW-1195
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA; Washington, DC, United States
Description: 12p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: DESIGN TO COST; HYDROGEN OXYGEN ENGINES; LAUNCH VEHICLE CONFIGURATIONS; PROPULSION SYSTEM CONFIGURATIONS; SYSTEMS INTEGRATION; COST EFFECTIVENESS; LIQUID HYDROGEN; LIQUID OXYGEN; LOW COST
Imprint And Other Notes: AIAA, SAE, ASME, and ASEE, Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit, 29th, Monterey, CA, June 28-30, 1993
Availability Source: Other Sources
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