Chemical Oxygen Generator

    chemical oxygen generator

  • A chemical oxygen generator is a device that releases oxygen created by a chemical reaction. The oxygen source is usually an inorganic superoxide, chlorate, or perchlorate. A promising group of oxygen sources are ozonides.

chemical oxygen generator

A3 Rocket Test Stand at NASA Stennis Space Center.

A3 Rocket Test Stand at NASA Stennis Space Center.
The A3 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center is being constructed to test the J-2X rocket motor for Constellation. It will have the capability of testing rocket motors at simulated altitudes of up to 100,000 feet. The test stand is the large steel structure (with the sun overhead). The tanks to the left are for water, isopropyl alcohol (IPA), and liquid oxygen (LOX). The water will be turned to steam by several chemical steam generators fueled by the LOX and IPA. The steam is being used to create the vacuum to simulate altitude.

NASA A3 Test Stand

NASA A3 Test Stand
The A3 Test Stand at Stennis Space Center is being constructed to test the J-2X rocket motor for Constellation. It will have the capability of testing rocket motors at simulated altitudes of up to 100,000 feet. The test stand is the large steel structure. The tanks to the left are for water, isopropyl alcohol (IPA), and liquid oxygen (LOX). The water will be turned to steam by several chemical steam generators fueled by the LOX and IPA. The steam is being used to create the vacuum to simulate altitude.