Tag Archives: Green Propellant Infusion Mission

Aerojet Rocketdyne Supports NASA Effort to Demonstrate Non-Toxic Propellant

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

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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Ball Aerospace Integrates ‘Green’ Propulsion Tech on BCP-100 Spacecraft Bus; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies has completed the integration of an Aerojet Rocketdyne-built propulsion subsystem into a small satellite Ball is building for NASA‘s Green Propellant Infusion Mission. NASA aims to launch the Ball Commercial Platform-100 spacecraft equipped with Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Green Propellant Propulsion System into orbit next year, Ball Aerospace …

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

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

Aerojet Rocketdyne

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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Ball Aerospace Tech Demo Mission to Fly 3 DoD Payloads

Ball Aerospace & Technologies and NASA will fly a set of experimental Defense Department scientific payloads on the planned Green Propellant Infusion Mission for 2016 under a $3.4 million payload integration contract. The company said Wednesday the DoD Space Experiments Review Board selected the Integrated Miniaturized Electrostatic Analyzer Reflight, Small Wind and Temperature Spectrometer and Space Object Self-tracker payloads to …

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Quest Thermal Joins NASA-Ball Aerospace Green Propellant Program; Jim Oschmann Comments

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has awarded a subcontract to Quest Thermal Group LLC to develop thermal insulation technology for maintaining temperatures of spacecraft and subsystems during NASA human spaceflight missions. NASA intends to use Quest Thermal’s integrated multi-layer insulation for the Green Propellant Infusion Mission and Ball Aerospace will test the technology, Ball Aerospace …

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