Accession Number : AD0463208


Title :   AN INTRODUCTION TO ZERO-G RESEARCH AT THE ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT.


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,


Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)


Personal Author(s) : Porter, J ; Clayton, D A


Report Date : Feb 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : Discussion shows the importance of the zero-g environment of an orbiting satellite as a factor in the design of two phase liquidvapour systems. The possible ways in which zero-g may be simulated are discussed, leading to a description of the facilities devised and used at the Royal Aircraft Establishment. The application of these facilities in the design of a satellite fuel tank is also considered. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , WEIGHTLESSNESS , UNITED KINGDOM , SIMULATION , SPACE ENVIRONMENTS , GRAVITY , LIQUIDS , BUBBLES , FLUID FLOW , TEST METHODS , TEST FACILITIES , FREE FLIGHT TRAJECTORIES , FUEL TANKS , VAPORIZATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE