Accession Number : ADD011897

Title :   Solar Rocket Absorber.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Robinson,P I

Report Date : 16 Jul 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In this patent a solar rocket absorber of rhenium tubes is used to provide heated liquid hydrogen to a thruster. The rhenium tubes are wrapped in a closed shape having an opening for receiving solar radiation for heating the liquid propellant. The vessel of rhenium tubes is held by a carbon shell which is further encased in a reradiation shield to prevent heat loss.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *SOLAR ROCKETS, *ABSORBERS(EQUIPMENT), LIQUID PROPELLANTS, LIQUEFIED GASES, HYDROGEN, HEAT TRANSFER, SOLAR RADIATION, TUBES, RHENIUM, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), CARBON, RADIATION SHIELDING, HEAT LOSS

Subject Categories : Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE