Liquid transfer demonstration on board Apollo 14 during transearth coast
- Symons, E. P.
- Nov 1, 1971.
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- Abdalla, K. L., Otto, E. W., and Petrash, D. A.
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- The transfer of liquid from one container to another in a weightless environment was demonstrated by the crew of Apollo 14. A scale-model liquid-transfer system was used on board the spacecraft during the transearth coast period. The liquid transfer unit consisted of a surface tension baffled tank system containing two baffle designs. Liquid was transferred between tanks with a hand pump operated by the astronaut. The results showed that liquid was efficiently transferred to and from either baffled tank to within two percent of the design value residual liquid without reaching gas ingestion. The liquid-vapor interface in the receiver tank was positioned successfully with the gas located at the vent.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19720003636.
Accession ID: 72N11285.
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