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Low-Mass VOST Valve, Phase I

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Low-Mass VOST Valve, Phase I
A cylindrical, low-mass, high-efficiency, leak-proof cryogenic valve will be designed using composites and exotic metals. Based upon cryogenically-proven Venturi Off-Set Technology (VOST) the valve has no stem-actuator, few moving parts, and an overall cylindrical shape. The valve geometry will help reduce launch vehicle complexity and facilitate assembly and test. Reliability and safety and will be enhanced due to the inherent simplicity and leak-proof design of the VOST valve. More »

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