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Gemini B Orbital Storage Test of Reentry Control System Engine Propellant Valves.
MCDONNELL CO ST LOUIS MO
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These tests were conducted to determine the possible cold welding effects, due to extended storage in a simulated Gemini B high vacuum and temperature environment, on a set of Gemini B Reentry Control System Propellant Valves. A functional test was performed to verify that the valves operated within the applicable specification limits at the beginning and end of the test series. Results show no significant loss in valve performance due to the valve storage and valve cycling tests. Author
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