Browse Publications Books R-252
2001-02-16

Advanced Engine Development at Pratt and Whitney R-252

This book offers a behind-the-scenes look at the almost unbelievable projects at Pratt & Whitney, including the RL10 hydrogen rocket engine, which has been used to launch most large satellites over the past half-century, and the development of the technology for the high-pressure staged combustion rocket engine used in the Space Shuttle.

Chapters cover these projects:

  • Ramjets
  • T57 - The Largest Turboprop
  • Liquid Hydrogen and the 304 Engine - Suntan
  • RL10
  • High-Pressure Rockets
  • Boost Glide and the XLR129
  • and more

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