GPIM AF-M315E Propulsion SystemThe NASA Space Technology mission Directorate's (STMD) Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) Technology Demonstration Mission (TDM) will demonstrate an operational AF-M315E green propellant propulsion system. Aerojet-Rocketdyne is responsible for the development of the propulsion system payload. This paper statuses the propulsion system module development, including thruster design and system design; Initial test results for the 1N engineering model thruster are presented. The culmination of this program will be high-performance, green AF-M315E propulsion system technology at TRL 7+, with components demonstrated to TRL 9, ready for direct infusion to a wide range of applications for the space user community.
Spores, Ronald A. (Aerojet Redmond, WA, United States)
Masse, Robert (Aerojet Redmond, WA, United States)
Kimbrel, Scott (Aerojet Redmond, WA, United States)
McLean, Chris (Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. Boulder, CO, United States)