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Development of a Lightweight External Insulation System for Liquid-Hydrogen Stages of the Saturn V Vehicle

  • R. L. Middleton
  • J. M. Stuckey
  • J. T. Schell
  • L. B. Mulloy
  • P. E. Dumire
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 10)

Abstract

The success of the nation’s space program depends on the availability of suitable insulation systems for cryogenic tankage. It is imperative that these insulation systems have high reliability, be light in weight, and low in conductance. In many areas of such insulation systems, demands have exceeded today’s technology. Many research and development programs are currently in progress throughout the country and in time will provide much of the information desperately required. The ultimate goals of such studies include insulation systems for practical vehicle configurations for both short-duration flights, such as launch vehicles, as well as for long-duration flights or missions such as lunar exploration.

Keywords

Thermal Performance Aluminum Film Launch Vehicle Tank Wall Insulation System 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Middleton
    • 1
  • J. M. Stuckey
    • 1
  • J. T. Schell
    • 1
  • L. B. Mulloy
    • 1
  • P. E. Dumire
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight CenterHuntsvilleUSA

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