Liquid Air Cycle Engine

Liquid Air Cycle Engine

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A Liquid Air Cycle Engine (LACE) is a type of spacecraft propulsion engine that attempts to increase its efficiency by gathering part of its oxidizer from the atmosphere. In a LOX/LH2 bipropellant rocket the liquid oxygen needed for combustion is the majority of the weight of the spacecraft on lift-off, so if some of this can be collected from the air on the way, it might dramatically lower the take-off weight of the spacecraft. LACE was studied to some extent in the USA during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and by late 1960 Marquardt had a testbed system running. However, as NASA moved to ballistic capsules during Project Mercury, funding for research into winged vehicles slowly disappeared, and LACE work along with it.show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Aud Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135800426
  • 9786135800425