Orbital Propellant Depot System

  • D. J. Wilson
  • D. V. Hale
  • W. E. Whitacre
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 17)


Current space program plans indicate a nuclear vehicle will be developed for operation as a cargo/personnel shuttle between earth orbit and lunar orbit, between low earth orbit and synchronous orbit, and possibly for use with interplanetary probes. The economic feasibility of such a nuclear shuttle is expected to be highly dependent upon the success of propellant transfer and long-term storage in the earth orbital environment.


Space Shuttle Thermal Protection Thermal Protection System Depot System Cryogenic Engineer 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Wilson
    • 1
  • D. V. Hale
    • 1
  • W. E. Whitacre
    • 2
  1. 1.Lockheed Missiles and Space CompanyHuntsvilleUSA
  2. 2.NASA George C. Marshall Space Flight CenterHuntsvilleUSA

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