High-Performance Spray-Foam Insulation for Application on Saturn S-II Stage
Space boosters using liquid hydrogen as a propellant require insulation to minimize the heat leak into the liquid for ground and boost operations. Thus, during the early design phase of the Saturn S-II program, it was decided to apply an external insulation primarily to take advantage of the increased strength properties of the aluminum-alloy tank skin at cryogenic temperature.
KeywordsLiquid Hydrogen Foam Material Insulation System Heat Leak Foam Property
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