US 11,753,189 B2
Heater apparatus and method for heating a component of a spacecraft, and spacecraft comprising a heater apparatus
Erich Werth, Bremen (DE)
Assigned to ArianeGroup GmbH, Taufkirchen (DE)
Filed by ArianeGroup GmbH, Taufkirchen (DE)
Filed on May 25, 2018, as Appl. No. 15/989,318.
Claims priority of application No. 102017111723.7 (DE), filed on May 30, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2018/0346157 A1, Dec. 6, 2018
Int. Cl. B64G 1/50 (2006.01); B64G 1/40 (2006.01); F02K 9/64 (2006.01); F02K 9/58 (2006.01); F23R 3/00 (2006.01)
CPC B64G 1/50 (2013.01) [B64G 1/401 (2013.01); B64G 1/402 (2013.01); B64G 1/503 (2013.01); F02K 9/58 (2013.01); F02K 9/64 (2013.01); F23R 3/005 (2013.01); F05D 2240/35 (2013.01); F05D 2260/22141 (2013.01)] 11 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
1. An assembly comprising:
an avionics box containing at least one avionics device for a spacecraft, and
a heater apparatus to provide heat to the at least one avionics device, wherein the heater apparatus comprises:
a combustion chamber for a hypergolic propellant, and
a heat radiator configured to radiate heat originating from the combustion chamber towards the at least one avionics device to be heated,
wherein the combustion chamber is arranged in a heat conducting block at least partially attached to a surface of the heat radiator,
and wherein the heat radiator is attached to the avionics box.