Orbital Propellant Depot System
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.
KeywordsSpace Shuttle Thermal Protection Thermal Protection System Depot System Cryogenic Engineer
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