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