Testing of an Advanced Liquid Hydrogen Turbopump
PRATT AND WHITNEY WEST PALM BEACH FL
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This paper discusses the testing of an Advanced Liquid Hydrogen Turbopump for a 50,000 pound 222.4 kN thrust Upper Stage Expander Cycle Engine being developed by Pratt Whitney Liquid Space Propulsion under contract to the United States Air Force Research Laboratory AFRL to support the Integrated High Payoff Rocket Propulsion Technology IHPRPT program. The Advanced Liquid Hydrogen ALH Turbopump is designed to provide improved system thrust to weight decreased hardwaresupport costs, and increased reliability. These benefits will be demonstrated through test of this high speed, high efficiency, two stage hydrogen turbopump.
- Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines
- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment