“Slush Hydrogen” Production and Handling as a Fuel for Space Projects
“Slush hydrogen” (mixture of solid hydrogen and liquid hydrogen) is of considerable interest as a space vehicle propellant because of its improvements in density and heat capacity over liquid hydrogen. This paper discusses some of the properties of slush hydrogen which make it desirable as a space vehicle propellant. Methods of producing and handling slush hydrogen, areas where existing technology is applicable, and some areas where new information is required are also discussed.
KeywordsHeat Input Solid Fraction Liquid Hydrogen Excess Hydrogen Solid Hydrogen
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