cryogenic propellant

cryogenic propellant

[‚krī·ə′jen·ik prə′pel·ənt]
(materials)
A rocket fuel, oxidizer, or propulsion fluid which is liquid only at very low temperatures.
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He added that early tests had shown it could, "in theory," hold a cryogenic propellant - such as liquid oxygen, which is one of the two fuels SpaceX envisions would power its Mars missions - without leaking.
NASA has revealed it recently completed a major space technology development milestone by successfully testing a pressurised, large cryogenic propellant tank made of composite materials.
Washington, July 3 ( ANI ): NASA has recently completed a major space technology development milestone by successfully testing a pressurized, large cryogenic propellant tank made of composite materials.
If propulsion stages, for instance, were held too long in orbit by excessive delays, they could lose cryogenic propellant, and thus become useless.
India earlier made effort to acquire cryogenic propellant technology from Russia in 1992 but the plan didn't bear fruit because of fierce opposition from big powers.
For safety and operational simplicity, the cryogenic propellants are loaded subcooled without venting of vapour.
For safety and operational simplicity, the cryogenic propellants will be loaded subcooled without venting of vapour.
In partnership with NASA, Ball Aerospace will develop a mission concept to test, study and validate key capabilities and technologies required for the storage and transfer of cryogenic propellants to and from advanced propulsion stages and propellant depots, important for the agency's future deep space human exploration missions.
The development of reliable technologies for composite tanks for cryogenic propellants is still incipient, on the international scale, due to low temperature cracks and difficult manufacturing of fittings for plumbing.

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