In-Orbit Demonstration of Two Phase Heat Transport Technology Status of TPX II:Reflight of the European Two-Phase Experiment 972479
In order to demonstrate two-phase heat transport system technology in orbit, the Dutch-Belgian Two-Phase eXperiment TPX was successfully flown as Get Away Special G557, aboard STS60, February 1994.
Based on TPX conclusions and lessons learned, a reflight experiment TPX II is being developed in order to usefully fill the time gap between TPX and possible future full-scale Capillary Pumped Loop flights.
The characteristics of TPX II, intended to fly early 1998, are discussed in detail: configuration and component changes, updates of objectives/scenario, current status, results of pre-launch (components) testing and outlook.
Citation: Delil, A., Dubois, M., and Supper, W., "In-Orbit Demonstration of Two Phase Heat Transport Technology Status of TPX II:Reflight of the European Two-Phase Experiment," SAE Technical Paper 972479, 1997, https://doi.org/10.4271/972479. Download Citation
A. A. M. Delil, M. Dubois, W. Supper
International Conference On Environmental Systems