Accession Number : AD0735290

Title :   Orbit-to-Orbit Shuttle Propellant Integration and Handling Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 70-Aug 71,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP SAN DIEGO CALIF CONVAIR AEROSPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Heald,Daniel A. ; Stone,Gordon R. ; Kaye,Sam

Report Date : 29 DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 284

Abstract : 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)

Descriptors :   (*FLUORINE, HANDLING), (*RENDEZVOUS SPACECRAFT, LIQUID ROCKET OXIDIZERS), LIQUEFIED GASES, TOXICITY, HAZARDS, STORAGE, PROPELLANT TRANSFER, LEAKAGE(FLUID), GROUND SUPPORT EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Liquid Rocket Propellants
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE