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Proba-2 fuel tank refilled from ‘solid gas’

Submit on Thursday, August 25th, 2011 22:56

An influx of nitrogen has replenished the fuel tank of ESA’s Proba-2 microsatellite. This may not sound like a whole new space technology, but it is: the gas was not stored in a pressurised state but produced from a solid material at room temperature.
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