|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|미국특허분류(USC)||24/413.5R ; 24/415.8R ; 24/417.2|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 20 인용 특허 : 35|
A system is provided for delivering liquid propellant in a booster stage of a launch vehicle. The system includes an arrangement of tanks and valves to direct a first supply of liquid propellant during ascent of the booster stage and a second supply during descent of the booster stage. In disclosed embodiments, tanks may be arranged in series or parallel.
[ What is claimed is:] [1.] A system for delivering liquid propellant in a booster stage of a launch vehicle, the system comprising:a first tank operable to hold liquid propellant;a second tank connected in series with the first tank so that the liquid propellant flows from the first tank through the second tank during an ascent of the booster stage; anda first valve disposed between the first tank and the second tank, the first valve operable to terminate the connection between the first tank and the second tank so that the second tank retains at least ...