Methane, kerosene and hydrogen comparative as a rocket fuel for launch vehicle pneumohydraulic supply system development

1Mykhalchyshyn, RV, 1Brezgin, MS, 1Lomskyi, DA
1Yangel Yuzhnoye State Design Office, Dnipro, Ukraine
Space Sci.&Technol. 2018, 24 ;(2):12-17
https://doi.org/10.15407/knit2018.02.012
Section: Space Energy, Power and Propulsion
Publication Language: English
Abstract: 
Liquid oxygen and methane are often regarded as new promising propellant components. The topic of this paper is a comparative analysis of methane, kerosene, and hydrogen as a rocket fuel in combination with liquid oxygen. Advantages and disadvantages of each component are shown. Pneumohydraulic system has been developed with optimized parameters of subsystems.
Keywords: chilldown, gas bottle, payload, pneumohydraulic supply system, pressurization, propellant components, tank
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