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XRS-2200 Linear Aerospike Engine Gallery


What appears to be the ramp cooling manifold at the base of the east nozzle ramp.

It appears that fuel enters via a fuel duct which leads to a "T". Part of the fuel goes to the thrust cell fuel manifold while the rest of the liquid hydrogen is routed aft, via the smaller-diameter, curved duct at center to this manifold, which splits, presumably routing fuel to the ramp wall for regenerative cooling.

This photo was taken from the south looking north.

XRS-2200 Linear Aerospike Engine propellant lines at Marshall Space Flight Center Building 4205
Time picture taken Fri Sep 19 15:14:52 2014
Location picture taken Building 4205
Marshall Space Flight Center
Huntsville, AL
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