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J-2 Engine Gallery


The white, spherical start tank.

Picture 2 of 2.

The start tank contains pressurized hydrogen gas (initially from a ground source, but is refilled during S-IVB engine operation to allow for engine restart) which is used to provide the initial spin on the turbines, bootstrapping the turbopumps.

J-2 Engine start tank at Stennis Space Center
Time picture taken Tue Jun 14 11:20:33 2005
Location picture taken Rocket Park
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