Space Launch Services

Cryogenic engineered systems are critical to launch pad infrastructure, vehicle development and testing, and oxygen life support systems.

OVERVIEW

Space Launch Services consists of a series of activities related to the manufacture, preparation, and launch of space vehicles and satellites. Acme Cryogenics is capable of furnishing vacuum jacketed pipe in sizes up to 12”x16” and pressures up to 5,000 psig. Our VJP systems serve liquid hydrogen, liquid helium, liquid oxygen, liquid nitrogen, and liquid methane.

“The increasing adoption of space launch services for satellites and testing probe application is one of the most significant factors driving the growth of the market. Furthermore, the introduction of space tourism is expected to provide lucrative growth opportunities.”

APPLICATIONS

Launch Pad Fuel Supply

Cryogenic liquids, such as hydrogen and oxygen, are often used as rocket propellants because they have a high energy density and can be stored and transported at very low temperatures.

In a launch pad fuel supply system, cryogenic fluids are typically stored in insulated tanks or tank trailers and are piped to the launch vehicle through a series of cryogenic distribution piping systems referred to as Vacuum Jacketed piping (VJP). These systems are designed to insulate and maintain the low temperature of the liquids to prevent evaporation during the fueling process. Acme Cryogenics designs manufactures and installs the entire vacuum jacketed piping systems needed to deliver cryogenic liquids as rocket fuel in the safest and most efficient manner possible.

 

Component Testing

Testing components is critical to ensure performance is maintained when facing the harsh environmental conditions that are experienced in space. Acme Cryogenics has the experience and expertise in a diverse range of component testing applications that utilize cryogenic liquids including the use of HALT and HASS chambers (Highly Accelerated Life Test (HALT) and Highly Accelerated Stress Screen (HASS))

When working with cryogenic liquids, safety is paramount. Acme Cryogenics provides emergency shut-off valves, control panels, and oxygen sensors to ensure the safety of workers in the presence of cryogenic liquids that are potentially dangerous.

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