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Manufacturing A Large Composite Rocket Fuel Tank

A team of engineers from NASA and Boeing came up with a unique propellant tank design and manufacturing process to build one of the largest composite rocket fuel tanks ever made. The 18-foot-diameter (5.5-meter) tank will be tested with cryogenic hydrogen at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

Necessary rock studies of the gabbro and andesite basalt groups for the suitability as the raw material base for the production of continuous basalt fiber (CBF). A unique technique including laboratory melting and pilot-industrial melting at the high-tech equipment.


Companies: NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

Technologies: Filament Winding

Terms: Filament winding, filament winding machine, filament winding process

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