Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > NASA Engineers Prepare Game Changing Cryotank for Testing

NASA/MSFC/Fred Deaton
NASA/MSFC/Fred Deaton

Abstract:
NASA and Boeing engineers are inspecting and preparing one of the largest
composite rocket propellant tanks ever manufactured for testing. The
composite cryotank is part of NASA's Game Changing Development Program and
Space Technology Mission Directorate, which is innovating, developing,
testing and flying hardware for use in NASA's future missions.

NASA Engineers Prepare Game Changing Cryotank for Testing

Huntsville, AL | Posted on April 9th, 2014

NASA
focused on this technology because composite tanks promise a 30 percent
weight reduction and a 25 percent cost savings over the best metal tanks
used today. The outer shell of the 18-foot-diameter (5.5-meter) cryotank
is the same size as propellant tanks used on today's full-size rockets.
The tank was manufactured at the Boeing Developmental Center in Tukwila,
Wash., and like artists, the team demonstrated their passion and
commitment by signing their work. The silver signatures of the NASA and
Boeing team members are visible on the black dome end of the tank. NASA's
Super Guppy delivered the tank in March 2014 to NASA's Marshall Space
Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and the Kmag, a 96-wheeled cargo truck,
transported the tank to a Marshall Center test area. The 28,000-gallons
(105.992- liter) tank will be insulated and placed in a test stand where
it will be loaded with liquid hydrogen cooled to extremely cold, or
cryogenic temperatures. The orange ends of the tank are made of metal and
will attach to the test stand so that structural loads can be applied
similar to those the tank would experience during a rocket launch. This
advanced composite cryotank could benefit many of NASA's deep space
exploration spacecraft including NASA's Space Launch System, the largest
most powerful rocket ever built.

####

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Tracy McMahan
Janet Anderson
NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
256-544-0034



Marshall Space Flight Center
Office of Public and Employee Communications
256-544-0034
256-544-5852 (fax)
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/news

Follow Marshall news and interact with the NASA Marshall community on
Facebook, Twitter and Flickr:

http://www.facebook.com/nasamarshallcenter
http://twitter.com/NASA_Marshall
writeEmail('N05/sets"','href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/28634332'); target="_blank" onClick="return

Copyright © NASA

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related Links

For more about NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, visit us on the web:

For more about NASA's Space Launch System, visit:

For more about NASA's Game Changing Development Program, visit:

For more information about the Space Technology Mission Directorate, visit:

Related News Press

News and information

Nagoya physicists resolve long-standing mystery of structure-less transition: Nagoya University-led team of physicists use a synchrotron radiation X-ray source to probe a so-called 'structure-less' transition and develop a new understanding of molecular conductors August 21st, 2017

Tokai University research: Nanomaterial wrap for improved tissue imaging August 21st, 2017

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors August 20th, 2017

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Govt.-Legislation/Regulation/Funding/Policy

Nagoya physicists resolve long-standing mystery of structure-less transition: Nagoya University-led team of physicists use a synchrotron radiation X-ray source to probe a so-called 'structure-less' transition and develop a new understanding of molecular conductors August 21st, 2017

Researchers printed graphene-like materials with inkjet August 17th, 2017

Freeze-dried foam soaks up carbon dioxide: Rice University scientists lead effort to make novel 3-D material August 16th, 2017

2-faced 2-D material is a first at Rice: Rice University materials scientists create flat sandwich of sulfur, molybdenum and selenium August 14th, 2017

Announcements

Nagoya physicists resolve long-standing mystery of structure-less transition: Nagoya University-led team of physicists use a synchrotron radiation X-ray source to probe a so-called 'structure-less' transition and develop a new understanding of molecular conductors August 21st, 2017

Tokai University research: Nanomaterial wrap for improved tissue imaging August 21st, 2017

Silk could improve sensitivity, flexibility of wearable body sensors August 20th, 2017

The power of perovskite: OIST researchers improve perovskite-based technology in the entire energy cycle, from solar cells harnessing power to LED diodes to light the screens of future electronic devices and other lighting applications August 18th, 2017

Aerospace/Space

The July 23 close fly-by of asteroid 2017 BS5 is explored in a Q&A with Dr. John S. Lewis, chief scientist at Deep Space Industries July 23rd, 2017

National Space Society Governor Scott Pace Named to National Space Council as Executive Secretary July 18th, 2017

National Space Society Supports VP Pence's Call for Constant Low-Earth Orbit Human Presence Leading to the Settlement of Space July 13th, 2017

Thinking thin brings new layering and thermal abilities to the semiconductor industry: In a breakthrough for the semiconductor industry, researchers demonstrate a new layer transfer technique called "controlled spalling" that creates many thin layers from a single gallium nitride July 11th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project