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Green Propulsion Advancement and InfusionAll space missions benefit from increased propulsion system performance, allowing lower spacecraft launch mass, larger scientific payloads, or extended on-orbit lifetimes. Likewise, long-term storable liquid propellant candidates that offer significant reduction in personnel hazards and shorter payload processing schedules present a more attractive propulsion subsystem solution to spacecraft builders. Aiming to reduce risk to potential infusion missions and fully comprehend the alternative propellant performance, the work presented herein represents many years of development and collaborative efforts to successfully align higher performance, low toxicity green propellants into NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) missions. High Performance Green Propulsion (HPGP), and the associated propellant technology, has advanced significantly in maturity with increased familiarity with LMP-103S propellant handling, the proven reduction in loading hazards, successful launches conducted at multiple international Ranges, and HPGP on-orbit flight heritage. As science missions move forward to the potential infusion of HPGP technology, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and its partners are working to address gaps in system performance and operational considerations.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Mulkey, Henry W.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Maynard, Andrew P.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Anflo, Kjell
(ECAPS Sweden)
Date Acquired
May 25, 2018
Publication Date
May 14, 2018
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: 3AF Space Propulsion Conference
Location: Seville
Country: Spain
Start Date: May 14, 2018
End Date: May 18, 2018
Sponsors: French Aeronautics and Space Society (3AF)
Distribution Limits
Use by or on behalf of the US Gov. Permitted.
Spacecraft Propulsion and Power
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