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Cryogenic Tankage for Space Flight Applications

  • D. G. Driscoll
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 5)

Abstract

An analysis of the requirements for a vehicle capable of travel in space will almost invariably reveal the necessity for cryogenic liquids. Elemental gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, and fluorine constitute the ultimate in high-energy chemical propellant systems and are certain to play a prominent role in the coming generation of space craft. Future propulsion systems such as nuclear rocket power plants will continue to rely on hydrogen for its low molecular weight and high specific heat. Manned vehicles must also include a supply of oxygen in combination with an inert gas such as nitrogen or argon for breathing purposes.

Keywords

Flexural Rigidity Liquid Hydrogen Insulation Thickness Cryogenic Liquid Zero Gravity 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1960

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Driscoll
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Union Carbide CorporationLinde CompanyTonawandaUSA

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