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17:50 Nov 10, 2003
English to Italian translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering / defense systems, inflatable devices
English term or phrase:inflation canister
inflation canister used as an inflation device to inflate a balloon carrying a bomb damage assessment system
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Pioneer Astronautics has developed an innovative balloon inflation system. Instead of using a conventional inflation gas stored in heavy high-pressure tanks, delivered to the balloon using complex plumbing and valving systems, the Pioneer technique employs a vaporizable liquid such as methanol as a float fluid. The methanol is stored within a balloon which is colored black to absorb solar energy, and which in turn is stored in a pressurized canister. When the canister is opened under the low-pressure conditions which prevail at low altitudes on Mars or high altitudes on Earth, part of the methanol flashes to vapor, driving the balloon out of canister. Inflation is then completed automatically as solar energy vaporizes the remainder of the methanol.