Use of Capacitance Level Gauging for Prelaunch Loading of Slush Hydrogen

  • R. M. Kocher
  • A. E. Brown
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 14)


It has been shown that a method of loading a specified solid fraction of slush hydrogen aboard a vehicle on the launch pad is feasible. This is based upon a loading equation derived from an energy balance of a slush tankage system over time[1,2] using surface level as a controlling parameter.


Dielectric Constant Level Sensor Liquid Hydrogen Zero Shift Cryogenic Engineer 
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  1. 1.
    C. W. Keller, Final Rept., “A Study of Hydrogen Slush and/or Hydrogen Gel Utilization”, Vol. 2, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co., for NASA-M8FC under Contract NAS 8–20342 (Mar. 11, 1967).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    R. M. Kocher and C. W. Keller, in: Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 14, Plenum Press, New York (1969), p. 306.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. M. Kocher
    • 1
  • A. E. Brown
    • 1
  1. 1.Lockheed Missiles and Space CompanySunnyvaleUSA

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