Wrapped-IMLI: Thermal Insulation for Cryogenic Feed Lines

Period of Performance: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010

$97.8K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Quest Product Development Corporation
Arvada, CO 80004
Principal Investigator
Firm POC

Abstract

NASA Exploration vehicles require improved technologies for passive thermal insulation for zero boil-off of cryopropellants during extended LEO and lunar surface missions. Vehicles such as the Earth Departure Stage and Orion must be capable of multi-day orbital operation with minimal cryopropellant loss, and the Altair Lunar Lander must have minimal cryopropellant loss over a six month mission on the lunar surface.