In Puy-de-Dôme, Les Forges de Gerzat should relaunch the production of oxygen cylinders

In front of the Luxfer factory, January 22, 2020, in Gerzat, in Puy-de-Dôme. THIERRY ZOCCOLAN / AFP Emblematic file of the deindustrialisation of France, the Luxfer affair finally finds its epilogue. Friday January 7, a solution was found to relaunch the manufacture of oxygen cylinders. Gathered around the prefect of Puy-de-Dôme, the industrialist Europlasma, the … Read more

Space Launches Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic Due to Shortage of Liquid Oxygen

The COVID-19 pandemic had not just affected medical industries among other things, but also struck the industrial world and global economy in the form of supply chain shortages. One of which is the supply shortage of oxygen for space launches. Liquid oxygen (LOX) is most commonly used in aerospace, submarine and gas industries, which was … Read more

Pandemic-caused liquid oxygen shortage impacts launch schedules – Spaceflight Now

In this file photo from 2017, several Praxair tanker trucks deliver liquid oxygen to launch pad 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett The effects of a nationwide liquid oxygen shortage caused by the recent spike in hospitalized coronavirus patients has already delayed the launch of a Landsat imaging satellite by … Read more

Space firms see launch risk from low oxygen supply amid pandemic

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain One consequence of the coronavirus pandemic is showing up in an unlikely place: the space industry. A summer surge in COVID-19 patients is diverting liquid oxygen from rocket launch pads to hospitals, leading NASA to announce Friday it will delay the September launch of its next earth-surveillance satellite by a week. … Read more

SpaceX: Too little liquid oxygen due to Corona

Michael Mercenary Due to the corona crisis, liquid hydrogen for space travel has become scarce, according to SpaceX. Enlarge The lack of oxygen could lead to complex problems. © wikimedia.org In order to be able to care for seriously ill corona patients, hospitals around the world need large amounts of oxygen. This is usually stored … Read more

SpaceX’s president says liquid oxygen shortages are making it harder to launch rockets – and that people should email her if they have any spare

Gwynne Shotwell said SpaceX is experiencing a lack of liquid oxygen which is required for rocket launches. He was subdued/Getty Images SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell said the company was low on liquid oxygen for rocket launches. Liquid oxygen is also used to treat COVID-19 patients in hospitals. “We certainly are going to make sure hospitals … Read more