|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||60/243 ; 60/259 ; 244/172|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 6 인용 특허 : 2|
An arrangement for the supply of propellant for the propulsion systems of a satellite has a main fuel tank, a main oxidizer tank and an additional or auxiliary oxidizer tank. The auxiliary oxidizer tank becomes effective when the oxidizer in the main tank has been used up at the end of the useful life of the satellite. At that time the additional oxidizer is used to bring the satellite into a retirement orbit out of the way, so to speak, to reduce the crowding in the range of desirable orbits. For this purpose, the emptiness of the main oxidizer tank is ...
An apparatus for storing propellant for thruster means in a satellite, comprising a fuel tank (15a) having a capacity for holding fuel sufficient for all normal operations of said thruster means and for transporting said satellite to a retirement orbit when said normal operations are completed, first conduit means (15) connecting said fuel tank (15a) to said thruster means, a first oxidizer tank (1) having a capacity sufficient for said normal operations, second conduit means (3) connecting said first oxidizer tank to said thruster means, a second oxidiz...