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ORBITAL FUEL CELL.
Quarterly technical rept. no. 3, 1 Jan-31 Mar 67.
ALLIS-CHALMERS MFG CO MILWAUKEE WIS SPACE AND DEFENSE SCIENCES DEPT
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The objective of the contract is to obtain and demonstrate the fuel cell technology required for a 550-watt-hour-per-pound fuel cell power system for unmanned Air Force orbiting vehicles. The fuel cell system will be required to supply cyclically varying output current ranging from 9 amperes to 30 amperes at a voltage between 22 to 30 volts for mission durations of 720 hours. The fuel cell system is to consist of two or more 28-cell hydrogen-oxygen capillary-type fuel cell modules with the necessary controls and instrumentation to make each capable of independent operation from a common reactant storage system.
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