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XRS-2200 Linear Aerospike Engine Gallery


Detail of the fuel manifold inlet.

There's such a fuel manifold on each of the engine's two nozzle ramps, so the turbopump discharge must have had some sort of splitter to route the hydrogen to each side of the engine.

Some fuel was additionally routed to provide regenerative cooling to the nozzle ramps, although I'm not certain how this fuel makes its way to the thrust cells.

XRS-2200 Linear Aerospike Engine propellant lines at Marshall Space Flight Center Building 4205
Time picture taken Fri Sep 19 15:11:40 2014
Location picture taken Building 4205
Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL
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