Thermal Analysis and Optimization of Cryogenic Tanks for Lunar Storage

  • J. B. Romero
  • D. W. Smith
  • R. E. Dod
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 11)


Exploration of the moon will require hydrogen and oxygen to power roving vehicles and for life support. The long-term storage of these cryogens necessitates low-heat-leak tanks whose design presents a critical technical problem. This paper presents the results of analytical work on the thermal analysis and weight optimization of such tanks.


Insulation Thickness Oxygen Temperature Tank Size Lunar Roving Oxygen Tank 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. B. Romero
    • 1
  • D. W. Smith
    • 1
  • R. E. Dod
    • 1
  1. 1.The Boeing CompanySeattleUSA

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