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Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports NASA Effort to Demonstrate Non-Toxic Propellant

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports NASA Effort to Demonstrate Non-Toxic Propellant - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Aerojet Rocketdyne has joined an industry-government team that will work on an upcoming satellite launch mission to demonstrate the use of AF-M315E, a non-toxic propellant. The company said Thursday it will work with NASA, Ball Aerospace and Air Force Research Laboratory to prepare for the Green Propellant Infusion Mission scheduled to launch on June 24 in Cape Canaveral, Fla.

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NASA Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne to Support CubeSat ‘Green’ Propulsion System Maturity

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NASA has awarded Aerojet Rocketdyne a contract to support the technology maturity of a CubeSat “green” propulsion system that works to boost maneuverability, safety and performance compared with systems using traditional hydrazine propellants. Aerojet Rocketdyne said Thursday the AF-M315E green propellant for the MPS-130 propulsion system serves to drive CubeSat and SmallSat development in terms of mission life extension, architecture resiliency …

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NASA Completes Environmental Tests on Ball Aerospace-Made Spacecraft for Green Propellant Demo Mission; Chris McLean Comments

NASA Completes Environmental Tests on Ball Aerospace-Made Spacecraft for Green Propellant Demo Mission; Chris McLean Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

NASA has completed a series of environmental and functional tests on software and systems in a Ball Aerospace & Technologies-built spacecraft designed to demonstrate a green propellant alternative to hydrazine. The space agency plans to launch in 2017 the Ball Configurable Platform-100 small satellite in an effort to carry and demonstrate …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA to Collaborate on CubeSat Propulsion System Development

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Aerojet 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 …

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Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help NASA Further Monopropellant Thruster Devt; Julie Van Kleeck Comments

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Aerojet Rocketdyne and NASA have forged a public-private partnership to further the development of the space agency’s monopropellant thruster prior to the technology’s transition to commercial production. The 1-Newton GR-1 monopropellant thruster uses a green propellant called AF-M315E, and Aerojet will work to mature the system design for commercial and …

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Ball Aerospace Receives Aerojet Rocketdyne-Built Green Propellant Propulsion Subsystem; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace Receives Aerojet Rocketdyne-Built Green Propellant Propulsion Subsystem; Jim Oschmann Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Aerojet Rocketdyne has handed over a propulsion subsystem to Ball Aerospace & Technologies for integration with NASA's Green Propellant Infusion Mission spacecraft. The Aerojet Rocketdyne-built subsystem has five 1-newton thruster components and a propellant tank designed to carry the AF-M315E non-toxic fuel, Ball Aerospace said Thursday. Jim Oschmann, vice president and …

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Julie Van Kleeck: Aerojet Rocketdyne to Help Army, AF Develop Green Propellants

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Aerojet Rocketdyne has secured a three-year contract to help the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force conduct research and development work on sustainable propulsion technology for rockets, missiles, and divert and attitude control systems. The company said Tuesday it will work with the Air Force Research Laboratory, Army Medical Command, and Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and …

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