23 June 1994 Low-gravity superfluid transfer can be done: the results of the Superfluid Helium On-Orbit Transfer (SHOOT) flight demonstration
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The Superfluid Helium On-Orbit Transfer (SHOOT) Flight Demonstration was designed to demonstrate the technology for resupplying space helium dewars on orbit. Secondarily SHOOT developed a number of components useful to other satellites using superfluid helium. SHOOT was launched on the Space Shuttle Endeavour as part of mission STS-57 on June 21, 1993. On orbit operations were conducted in three stages: pump down of the superfluid and electronics checkout, initial ground controlled helium transfers, and an astronaut controlled transfer. An overview of the SHOOT mission is given. A summary of experiences with a number of flight components developed specifically for SHOOT is presented. Questions that were answered by the flight are discussed.
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Michael J. DiPirro, Michael J. DiPirro, Peter J. Shirron, Peter J. Shirron, James G. Tuttle, James G. Tuttle, } "Low-gravity superfluid transfer can be done: the results of the Superfluid Helium On-Orbit Transfer (SHOOT) flight demonstration", Proc. SPIE 2227, Cryogenic Optical Systems and Instruments VI, (23 June 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.178607; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.178607
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