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  • facidesihandliqhyd_051107104601.pdf

    Presented to German Society for Rocket Technology & Astronautics.Essay discussing the capabilities of liquid hydrogen as fuel.
  • Prat_Whitairc_102810150126.pdf

    Photograph of a liquid hydrogen rocket engine.
  • Liquhydrotechnj2engi_080807144837.pdf

    subject of the speech is the application of oxygen/hydrogen technology the 5-2 engine system.
  • newsreleaseliqhydrog_041207113432.pdf

    Press release covering the nature and use of liquid hydrogen
  • Liquhydr_110110140123.pdf

    Review detailing the use of liquid hydrogen in Saturn rockets.
  • Useoftankmounboospump_031607093838.pdf

    This paper outlines the results of a test program which was planned to demonstrate the feasibility of using a tank mounted, all-inducer, high speed liquid hydrogen booster pump to provide NPSH for the turbo pump in a reactor-powered vehicle. The cavitation problem associated with pumpoing liquid hydrogen, when used as a propellant, is further aggravated by localized heating caused by radiation from the reactor.
  • devofthesatsIVandsIVBliqhydtanintins_081407114928.pdf

    In April of 1960 the Douglas Aircraft Company was awarded a contract to develop the second and uppermost stage for the Saturn I space booster. In order to realize the high specific impulse available, this stage, called the S-IV, was to utilize liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen as the propellants. After burn-out of the first stage, the S-IV Stage was to ignite its engines at an altitude of approximately 200,000 feet, burn for approximately 8 minutes, and inject a 20,000 lb spacecraft into a low earth orbit. This program represented Douglas's first major endeavor with liquid hydrogen. It was necessary to develop an insulation for the S-IV Stage that was capable of withstanding the thermal shock associated with loading, could provide adequate insulative properties to limit the flow of heat into the hydrogen, and was of minimum weight. This latter fact cannot be over emphasized because every extra pound of insulation is one less pound of available payload weight.
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