Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1993 12:00 PM

Description

The Centaur is a high-energy rocket used as a second stage to the Atlas launch vehicle. The Centaur is cryogenically fueled, using liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, and requires insulation to prevent fuel boiloff prior to launch. The original insulation system used on Centaur is a set of fiberglass honeycomb panels, which are jettisoned after launch. These panels are still used on the Atlas I version of Atlas/Centaur.

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

12A

Chapter

Chapter 1: Development of Standard Techniques

Section

Optical Techniques

Pages

411-418

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4615-2848-7_53

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

Share

COinS
 
Jan 1st, 12:00 PM

Laser shearographic testing of foam insulation on cryogenic fuel tanks

La Jolla, CA

The Centaur is a high-energy rocket used as a second stage to the Atlas launch vehicle. The Centaur is cryogenically fueled, using liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen, and requires insulation to prevent fuel boiloff prior to launch. The original insulation system used on Centaur is a set of fiberglass honeycomb panels, which are jettisoned after launch. These panels are still used on the Atlas I version of Atlas/Centaur.