Orbit-to-Orbit Shuttle Propellant Integration and Handling Study.
Final rept. Jul 70-Aug 71,
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP SAN DIEGO CALIF CONVAIR AEROSPACE DIV
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The study examines the hazards inherent in the design and operation of ground and vehicle systems for a liquid fluorine space vehicle. The selected tanking system uses LN2 to preclude boiloff in the storage vessel and in the space vehicle propellant tank. Three possible emergency courses of action are provided in the system arrangement. It was concluded that a safe and practical ground fluorine system can be designed, avoiding technology problems, but paying particular attention to eliminate leak and reaction sources. Author
- Liquid Rocket Propellants
- Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles