Accession Number : ADD012559

Title :   Propellant Tank Resupply System.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Schweickert,Thomas F ; Orton,George F

Report Date : 02 Sep 1986

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A novel propellant resupply system for, and method of recharging the propellant tanks of, the attitude control system (acs) of a spacecraft or the like are described, comprising first and second propellant conduits respectively interconnecting the outlets of the fuel and oxidizer pump inducers of the primary propulsion system with the fuel and oxidizer tanks for the acs thruster engines, and controller valves within each propellant conduit for controllably diverting fuel and oxidizer under pressure from the fuel and oxidizer pumps to the thruster fuel and oxidizer tanks during operation of the primary propulsion system engines.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *PROPELLANT TANKS, *PROPELLANT TRANSFER, *REPLENISHMENT, PROPELLANT CONTROL, REFUELING PUMPS, THRUSTERS, ATTITUDE CONTROL SYSTEMS, SPACE PROPULSION

Subject Categories : Fuels
      Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE