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Special Design Considerations for the Apollo Spacecraft Electrical System

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1 Author(s)
Peter Fono ; North American Aviation Space and Information Division

In the Apollo spacecraft electrical power system weight is at a premium. Energy loss actually increases the system weight by added fuel requirements. A new type of switch gear was developed for the fuel cell system which eliminates the use of circuit breakers, diodes and uses instead solid state relay operated switches. Consideration was also given to use saturable reactor type current metering in the fuel cell line.

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IEEE Transactions on Aerospace  (Volume:2 ,  Issue: 2 )