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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Electric Propulsion Tech for NASA’s Deep Space Plans

Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed an early systems integration test of an electric propulsion technology designed to help NASA conduct deep space missions in the near future. The company said Tuesday it developed a 13-kilowatt Hall thruster string as part of the space agency’s Advanced Electric Propulsion System program and demonstrated the subsystem’s power …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne Tests Electric Propulsion System Power Processing Unit for NASA

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne has completed a series of hot-fire tests on a power processing unit for an electric propulsion system that the company currently developed for NASA. The company said Thursday it tested the Advanced Electric Propulsion System‘s power processing unit at NASA’s Glenn Research Center, together with the agency’s technology development unit …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Joe Cassady: Solar Electric Propulsion Key to Sustainable Deep Space Architecture

Joe Cassady, executive director for space programs at Aerojet Rocketdyne, has said the use of solar electric propulsion (SEP) systems for in-space transportation can help the U.S. government build a sustainable deep space architecture. Cassady told the House of Representatives’ subcommittee on space that SEP platforms can transfer cargo, habitats and payloads …

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