Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA to Collaborate on CubeSat Propulsion System Development

cubesatAerojet Rocketdyne and NASA have formed a partnership to further development work on a propulsion system designed for CubeSats and other types of nanosatellites.

Aerojet Rocketdyne will work to integrate a green propellant called AF-M315E with the MPS-130 CubeSat propulsion platform under NASA’s Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance Tipping Point Technologies program, the company said Monday.

The company will also perform flight demonstration and validation testing as part of the partnership.

The propulsion system is designed to help miniature satellites perform orbit positioning, formation flying and promixity operations.

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