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Fuel tank for spacecraft

Invented by: Kei P. Behruzi
Bremen, DE

Mark Michaelis
Bremen, DE

Gaston Netter
Vollersode, DE

Originally Assigned to: EADS Space Transportation GmbH
Bremen, DE
[Now assigned to . . .]

Issued:2008-07-08
Filed:2006-06-21
Application No:11472627
Examined by:Rivell; John

A fuel tank for a spacecraft stores a liquid fuel and a pressurized propellant gas that drives the fuel out of the tank through a fuel extraction arrangement including a reservoir or collection container and a tank outlet. The collection container bounds a fuel reservoir space that communicates with the interior space of the tank, and fuel flow channels connect the reservoir space to an outlet pipe. A side or area of the collection container opposite the fuel flow channels is provided with one or more grooves. These structures produce a capillary pumping effect and use the surface tension to separate the fuel from the propellant gas.

[pdf] U.S. Pat. No. 7,395,832

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