Single-launch Centaur derived depot can hold 30mT of LOX/LH2

Jon Goff gives a clear exposition on a first generation, single-unit (i.e. no in-space assembly required) cryogenic 30mT propellant depot that is doable in relative short order: Dual-Fluid Single-Launch Propellant Depots – Selenian Boondocks.

More info available in Propellant Depots Made Simple by Bernard Kutter (ULA) – Nov.10.10 (pdf). Several example BEO missions are illustrated that could be done with such a depot and no new heavy lift vehicle required.

Update: Jon says also

> I should mention that in Bernard’s presentation they also show how to do a 70mT version, using a 5m LH2 tank built into the PLF

URL: http://hobbyspace.com/nucleus/?itemid=26627

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