Accession Number:

AD0274482

Title:

PROPELLANT ORIENTATION, VENTING, AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL UNDER ZERO-GRAVITY CONDITIONS

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LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The location of residual propellants in Agena tanks is important to the performance of several parts of the Agena system including ullage orientation devices, propellant venting systems, and methods of propellant temperature control. The equilibrium location of propellants in a space vehicle tank depends on the level of acceleration acting on the vehicle. Current and past methods of venting residual propellants are discussed. The method for controlling the temperature of propellants retained onboard the Agena is described. The status of a current study to determine propellant temperatures and circulation under orbital conditions is reported. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE