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6,000 lbf Transpiration Cooled Chamber

  • Goals: Demonstrate transpiration cooled combustion chamber using subcritical methane coolant
  • Scope: Design, fabricate, and test thruster in 18 months
  • Results: Combustion chamber delivered with 26 hot fire tests for a total duration of 123 seconds with no degradation to the hardware
  • Customer: NASA/MSFC
  • Applications: Validation of transpiration cooled hardware for rocket engine applications in high pressure boosters, space engines, and thrusters