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Record 29 of 20811
Novel Cryogenic Insulation Materials: Aerogel Composites
Author and Affiliation:
White, Susan(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA United States)
Abstract: New insulation materials are being developed to economically and reliably insulate future reusable spacecraft cryogenic tanks over a planned lifecycle of extreme thermal challenges. These insulation materials must prevent heat loss as well as moisture and oxygen condensation on the cryogenic tanks during extended groundhold, must withstand spacecraft launch conditions, and must protect a partly full or empty reusable cryogenic tank from significant reentry heating. To perform over such an extreme temperature range, novel composites were developed from aerogels and high-temperature matrix material such as Space Shuttle tile. These materials were fabricated and tested for use both as cryogenic insulation and as high-temperature insulation. The test results given in this paper were generated during spacecraft re-entry heating simulation tests using cryogenic cooling.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 2001
Document ID:
20010114453
(Acquired Dec 07, 2001)
Subject Category: COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Document Type: Preprint
Meeting Information: CED-ICMC Conference; 16-20 Jul. 2001; Madison, WI; United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA United States
Organization Source: NASA Ames Research Center; Moffett Field, CA United States
Description: 1p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: No Copyright
NASA Terms: AEROGELS; CRYOGENICS; THERMAL INSULATION; REUSABLE SPACECRAFT; REFRACTORY MATERIALS; CRYOGENIC FLUID STORAGE; AERODYNAMIC HEATING; CRYOGENIC COOLING; SPACECRAFT LAUNCHING; MOISTURE; REENTRY EFFECTS
Availability Source: Other Sources
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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