A version of this article appears in the June 30 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. The largest composite cryogenic rocket-fuel tank to be manufactured without using a high-pressure autoclave is set for a round of loads testing that could lead to dramatic increases in performance and reductions in the cost of space launch vehicles. Pending the outcome of a test-readiness review scheduled for July 1, engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will begin a series of ...
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