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ApolloGirl

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Saturn V fuel vapor
« on: December 14, 2017, 08:10:08 AM »
Ever wondered was that steam coming out of the side of the Saturn V rocket is? If you look closely, you'll see vapor steaming out of the top of the fuel tanks hours prior to launch.



All the three stages of the Saturn V use liquid oxygen (LOX) as oxidizer. The LOX is kept liquid at about -183 degrees Celsius. To main this temperature it continuously boils off and is replenished through the fill and drain line between loading and prepressurization.

DaniBoi82

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Re: Saturn V fuel vapor
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 08:03:24 PM »


like this

 

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