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Understanding the basics of spacecraft thermal control systems

I have a broad understanding that in spacecraft cooling systems where a circulating liquid is used, a first coolant usually runs through the spacecraft and collects heat and then passes through a heat ...
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Selection crieteria for coolant media on spaceships

What is the Selection criteria for coolant media on spaceships? I have read that ammonia as well as water glycol have been used. These two have very diverse properties. So what makes both of them ...
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Active liquid cooling for heat shield

I have not found much about active liquid cooling for heat shields using cryogenic fuel. It has been mentioned but not researched in depth. It may never have been done. Now that the Starship seems to ...