A new material for the Soyuz launch vehicle has been created in Russia
“The developed catalysts work in driving the turbopump aggregates of a special booster catalyst. Boron fiber, in turn, is used in the manufacture of metal composite materials for the spacecraft frameworks, ”the release says.
“For Soyuz-ST, we have created a unique and unique research and testing base in Russia, where we study the effectiveness and control tests for certification and certification of industrially manufactured catalysts, as well as highly concentrated hydrogen peroxide of various grades. The specially developed fiber has a unique strength of 3200 MPa, a coefficient of variation less than 15, a tensile deformation of 2,8% and at the same time the diameter remains 140 μm ”, - quotes the press service of the general director of the holding Kirill Shubsky.
It is noted that the technology developed by the enterprise for the production of special catalysts "is used in the aggregates of the engines of the Soyuz, Progress, Soyuz-FM, Soyuz-2" launch vehicles.
“Another development of RT-Chemcomposite, boron fiber, is one of the most popular reinforcing materials with high characteristics. It is used in the manufacture of metal composite materials based on aluminum as a matrix, which are successfully used in the manufacture of prepreg tapes. Such tapes are used in aviation for the manufacture of horizontal and vertical stabilizers, tail, spar frame, fastener elements, ”the message said.
The press service also noted that “the latest developments of the holding are widely used in the creation of space technology and ensure the fulfillment of the tasks of the federal space program, including in terms of manned space flights from both traditional space centers and the Kourou cosmodrome in South America, where 15 of successful launches of the Soyuz-ST launch vehicle took place. ”
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