Solar Heat Exchanger Drive Shed

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Solar Heat Exchanger Drive (Shed)

 

a technique of spacecraft propulsion by a reaction engine wherein solar energy is used to heat the working fluid, for example, hydrogen. As of 1976, the technique was still in the experimental stage of development.

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