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T0035-S Near-Zero Gravity Cryogenic Line Chilldown Experiment in a sRLV

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T0035-S Near-Zero Gravity Cryogenic Line Chilldown Experiment in a sRLV

Program start date is on hold until Space Act Agreement is signed.  Placeholder date of January 2014 is used as placeholder.

Integral to one of NASA’s biggest challenges for the new millennium, the extension of human space exploration from a low earth orbit to a high earth orbit and then beyond, is to establishment effective, affordable, and reliable supply of cryogenic fluids. Accordingly, the main objective of this experiment is to build an accurate line chilldown data base from the proposed experiment under an actual space microgravity condition with a duration long enough to cover the complete chilldown characteristics of a fluid transfer line or other hydraulic components. The actual space near-zero gravity tests will be complementary to the NASA GRC-led Cryogenic Propellant Storage and Transfer (CPST) Project and space industry.

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