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X-34 High Pressure Nitrogen Reaction Control System Design and Analysis

 
Brian A.Winters, P.E., Orbital Sciences Corporation and Trey Walters, Applied Flow Technology, July 1997
From the NASA Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Thermal and Fluid Analysis Workshop

The X-34 program is developing a reusable launch vehicle that will be capable of reaching Mach 8 and 250,000 feet. Orbital Sciences Corporation of Dulles, Virginia, has the responsibility for design and performance verification of the system as prime contractor for the X-34 program. AFT Arrow was evaluated, selected and purchased for analyzing the reaction control system performance, and its analysis results confirmed the system is properly configured to meet mission objectives.

 

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