Accession Number : AD0843516

Title :   Centaur Upper Tank Purge Test,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Stanton, B. P.

Report Date : 30 NOV 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : This report describes tests conducted in order to establish a method of purging the Centaur Fuel Tank of undesired gases, i.e., oxygen and nitrogen, prior to tanking with liquid hydrogen. Also, a method of purging hydrogen vapors at the conclusion of a static detanking was investigated. This test was made to investigate the use of helium gas to perform the above requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LAUNCH VEHICLES, PROPELLANT TRANSFER), (*PROPELLANT TANKS, PURGING), TIME STUDIES, GASES, NITROGEN, HELIUM, REMOVAL, PRESSURIZATION, SAMPLING, ORIFICES, FUEL CONTAMINATION.

Subject Categories : Liquid Rocket Propellants
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE