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SpaceAholic
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posted 02-29-2012 10:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What's this?

Philip
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posted 02-29-2012 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Philip   Click Here to Email Philip     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is that a macro image (close-up)?

SpaceAholic
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posted 02-29-2012 10:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The scale is about 1/2 inch across the width of the image (so yes - Macro)

David Carey
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A flexible, segmented/articulated clamping band for a propellant line?

The construction looks a bit like that found in one type of vintage watchband.

garymilgrom
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posted 02-29-2012 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A heat sink from an Apollo or Saturn computer?

SpaceAholic
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posted 02-29-2012 03:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rigi-mesh ...a material which allows low density propellant to transpire (sweat) through the metal for cooling - it's manufactured from sintered stainless steel mesh.

The application in this instance is in conjunction with the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) primary injector plate. Hydrogen transpiration occurred through the material itself (the holes are locations where LOX posts were mounted to flow oxidizer and fuel into the SSME's combustion chamber; the larger central hole for the augmented spark igniter (ASI).)

music_space
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posted 02-29-2012 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for music_space   Click Here to Email music_space     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool, Scott! Please keep up those quizzes!

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