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Volume 324, 20203rd International Conference “Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering, Air Conditioning and Life Support Systems” (CRYOGEN 2019)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Cryogenic Engineering and Technologies|
|Published online||09 October 2020|
Use of cryogenic components of propellants for liquid-propellant rocket engines and in life support systems of manned space vehicles
Bauman Moscow State Technical University Moscow, 105005, Russia
The cited materials show the use of oxygen, hydrogen, liquefied natural gases (methane) and fluorine as components of the fuel for liquid-propellant rocket engines (LRE). The reasons for the need to use oxygen as an oxidizing agent are indicated. The advantages and disadvantages are disclosed from the point of view of using the listed components as fuel elements for liquid-propellant rocket engines. The issues of ecology when using the considered fuels are reviewed. Shown not only the use of cryogenic components as fuel for LRE, but also in life support systems in manned spacecraft in space research.
Key words: oxygen / hydrogen / fluorine / liquid propellant rocket engines / life support systems / ecology
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020
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