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8974135 Fabric preform insert for a composite tank Y-joint  
A method and apparatus for forming a joint. A composite insert may be placed into a joint region for a first structure. The composite insert may comprise a structure having a first portion, a...
8967545 Microsatellite comprising a propulsion module and an imaging device  
A microsatellite comprising a propulsion module for moving and/or pointing the microsatellite and an imaging device (100) mounted to the propulsion module. Furthermore there is a fuel supply (210)...
8939407 Common bulkhead for composite propellant tanks  
An apparatus comprising a first structure, a second structure, a first layer, and a second layer. The first structure has a first plurality of channels extending towards a number of edges of the...
8899527 Propellant transfer system and method for resupply of propellant to on-orbit spacecraft  
Herein is disclosed a propellant transfer system and method for refueling on-orbit spacecraft. The system and method are configured to allow for resupply of spacecraft configured to be fueled by...
8884202 Integrated vehicle fluids  
A system and methods are provided for combining systems of an upper stage space launch vehicle for enhancing the operation of the space vehicle. Hydrogen and oxygen already on board as propellant...
8882047 Method and system for delivering cargoes into space  
A method and respective system for delivering cargoes into space by means of preliminary launching cargoes and then capturing cargoes by at least one container spacecraft, accumulating and further...
8820353 Interface assembly for space vehicles  
Disclosed is a multipart valve assembly. The assembly can be used in selectively coupling two vehicles. The assembly includes inter-fitting male and female components and associated control...
8809824 Cryogenically cooled radiation shield device and associated method  
A cryogenically cooled radiation shield device and method are provided to shield an area, such as the capsule of a space vehicle, from radiation. A cryogenically cooled radiation shield device may...
8781652 Estimation of propellant remaining in a satellite  
An amount of propellant remaining in an orbiting satellite can be estimated in a more accurate manner than is possible with conventional approached. Pressure and temperature telemetry data...
8678322 Multifunctional chambered radiation shields and systems and related methods  
Radiation shields include an outer composite wall, an inner composite wall, and an enclosed fuel chamber disposed between the inner and outer composite walls. A fuel may be contained within the...
8505852 Reversible space plane  
A reversible aerospace plane includes an air intake at a first end of the aerospace plane, at least one heat exchanger disposed in the aerospace plane, and an engine at a second end of the...
8438930 Mechanical signal processing accumulator attenuation device and method  
A liquid/gas interface pressure accumulator and mechanical filter device is especially adapted for use within a propellant utilization monitoring system of a space launch vehicle. The device...
8430361 Method and device enabling a rocket engine pump to be driven by an internal combustion engine  
The subject of the invention is a device for driving a pump of a rocket engine of a space vehicle that comprises an air-breathing internal combustion engine running on an oxidizer/fuel mixture of...
8393581 Collapsible structures  
Structures and methods are disclosed regarding deployable structures with expandable longerons adjustably coupled with supporting structures such that an angle between the supporting structures...
8393582 Apparatus and method of transferring and utilizing residual fuel of a launch vehicle upper stage  
A launch system is provided which includes a secondary payload. The secondary payload includes a propellant tank and at least one module that is supported by an adapter ring that is commonly used...
8356774 Structure for storing and unfurling a flexible material  
Flexible and resilient masts are connected by flexible and resilient inner and outer spars, and flexible cords radially connect the spars. A flexible material is attached to the cords. The...
8282045 Craft and method of coupling a propulsion system to a regenerative fuel cell system  
The invention relates to a craft comprising an energy storage system of the RFCS (regenerative fuel cell system) type and a system for pressurizing the propellants used for propulsion. The craft...
8215589 Reversible space plane  
A reversible aerospace plane includes an air intake at a first end of the aerospace plane, at least one heat exchanger disposed in the aerospace plane and an engine at a second end of the...
8136764 Device for opposing sloshing in a flexible tank  
A device (D) for opposing sloshing in a flexible tank (21) provided with a top cushion (22) and having a bottom (23) and a plurality of sides (24), the device includes at least first and second...
8061659 Method for detecting complete draining of a propellant tank and for propellant management on board a satellite  
Using at least one pressure sensor in an emptying pipe or a feed pipe between emptying valves at the outlets from tanks and feed valves for feeding nozzles, to detect the pressure waves that...
7815146 Combustible outgassing material lined altitude compensating rocket nozzle  
A fixed sized bell rocket nozzle is lined with a layer of combustible material that is ignited during launch ignition and burns to outgas into the rocket exhaust for spatially variably confining...
7690601 Reversible space plane  
A reversible aerospace plane includes an air intake at a first end of the aerospace plane, at least one heat exchanger disposed in the aerospace plane, an engine at a second end of the aerospace...
7621291 Fuel tank with specialized tank outlet for spacecraft  
A fuel tank of a spacecraft stores a liquid fuel and a pressurized propellant gas that drives the fuel out of the tank though a fuel extraction arrangement including a reservoir or fuel collection...
7578481 Digital programmable driver for solenoid valves and associated method  
A digital programmable driver for a solenoid valve comprises at least one valve driver circuit for opening and closing the valve and a controller capable of sending an output signal to the valve...
7559508 Propellant depot in space  
A space transportation propellant depot has multiple locations, sources and capabilities. Maximizing known mature technologies coupled with realistic industrial techniques results in the...
7413148 Remotely located cryocooler  
A cryocooler is located on a spacecraft bus, such as a bus box, separate from the cryogenic propellant tanks disposed on a separable and distinct propellant cartridge system spacecraft docked to...
7395832 Fuel tank for spacecraft  
A fuel tank for a spacecraft stores a liquid fuel and a pressurized propellant gas that drives the fuel out of the tank through a fuel extraction arrangement including a reservoir or collection...
7114682 System and method for transportation and storage of cargo in space  
A system for transportation and storage of cargo in space includes one or more platforms. The platforms are operable to hold multiple removable propellant tanks and rendezvous with one or more...
7108229 Arrangement and method for the generation of water on board an aircraft  
An arrangement and a method are proposed for the generation of water on board an aircraft with the use of one or more fuel cells, whereby low-temperature fuel cells are provided as fuel cells. It...
7104507 Very safe manned rocket and method of entertaining  
A rocket includes: 1) an air-breathing external combustion rocket engine including: a fuel tank configured to contain a fuel combustible with air; a working medium tank configured to contain a...
7080809 Space transportation system  
The invention, presents a new concept of spacecraft vehicle design and method of utilization in space flight operations. The system examines the major elements of launch, to orbit flight and...
7070151 In orbit space transportation and recovery system  
An In Orbit Transportation & Recovery System (IOSTARâ„¢) (10) One preferred embodiment of the present invention comprises a space tug powered by a nuclear reactor (19). The IOSTARâ„¢ includes a...
6901955 Cryogenic rotary coupling, and use thereof in particular in articulated fluid feed lines, and in cryogenic propellant rocket engines  
The cryogenic rotary coupling comprises segments of a cryogenic line that are capable of turning relative to each other about a pivot axis of the rotary coupling. Radial retaining elements and...
6903260 Solar panel having electrical terminals distributed across the surface thereof  
The solar panel for space satellites has a plane surface including a plurality of photovoltaic cells (CE) disposed side-by-side and substantially forming a grid, the cells (CE) being electrically...
6837464 Lox-compatible composite tank for aerospace applications  
Composite tanks are desirable for aerospace applications since they are much lighter than comparable metal tanks. Various polymeric compositions satisfy the requirements to make a Lox compatible tank.
6755378 System and method for controlling a space-borne propulsion system  
A system and method for controlling a propulsion system of a space-borne object (e.g., a satellite) is based on the principle that temperature in the propellant tank of the propulsion system is...
6726154 Reusable space access launch vehicle system  
The present invention relates to a reusable space access launch vehicle system which comprises a reusable vehicle, at least one expendable boost propulsion device attached to the reusable vehicle,...
6620519 System and method for inhibiting corrosion of metal containers and components  
A method and system for inhibiting corrosion of aluminum and other metal-containing components and structures exposed to water is disclosed. In one embodiment, the silicate solution is used as a...
6494405 PEAR composites for oxygen systems  
The development of polymer composite liquid oxygen (LOX) tanks is a critical step in creating the next generation of launch vehicles. A composite LOX tank will weigh significantly less than...
6311477 Reduced toxicity fuel satellite propulsion system including axial thruster and ACS thruster combination  
A reduced toxicity fuel satellite propulsion system including a reduced toxicity propellant supply (10) for consumption in an axial class thruster (14) and an ACS class thruster (16). The system...
6283412 Anti-slosh liquid propellant tank for launch vehicles  
A low profile slosh attenuation system is disclosed for liquid propellant tanks of a launch vehicle (100). The slosh attenuation system provides a desired level of slosh damping while reducing or...
6267330 Liquid oxygen downcomer  
A feedline for transporting propellant from a tank of a launch vehicle to an engine includes a first conduit coupled to the tank, a second conduit coupled to the engine, and a flexible joint...
6231008 Method and liquid storage tank for minimizing permeation of liquid vapors through a tank dividing membrane  
A temperature regulating arrangement (7) at least partially surrounds a fuel or oxidizer storage tank (1). The tank (1) is divided by a polymer membrane (3) into a first partial chamber (2)...
6119985 Reusable rocket-propelled high altitude airplane and method and apparatus for mid-air oxidizer transfer to said airplane  
A reusable rocket airplane which may be utilized to launch satellites and other payloads into space. The airplane may also be used for rapid surface to surface flight. The reusable rocket airplane...
6113032 Delivering liquid propellant in a reusable booster stage  
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...
6073887 High power spacecraft with full utilization of all spacecraft surfaces  
A spacecraft for deployment in geosynchronous orbit about the Earth, comprising six face panels which enclose a compartment containing electronic powering components mounted on the interior...
6036144 Mass producible launch system  
The disclosed launch systems are formed from mass producible elements that integrate propulsion, pneumatics and structural systems. In one embodiment, a launch system (10) includes multiple stages...
5961074 Method and apparatus for pressurized feeding of liquid propellants to a rocket engine  
A method and system for delivering pressurized propellants to a rocket engine, that has significant advantages over the current state-of-the-art. One of the propellants, the "pressurizing...
5934621 Batched optimized method for transfer orbit construction  
A method and system for use as a modeling tool accurately estimates propellant remaining aboard a spacecraft at the completion of a transfer orbit by iterating mass flowrate in a linear optimized...
5880356 Device for pressurizing a unified two-liquid propulsion subsystem geostationary satellites  
The invention relates to a device for pressurizing a standardized two-liquid propulsion system of a geostationary satellite comprising a high pressure helium storage unit (10) having at least one...

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