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NASA's NextSTEP Advanced Electric Propulsion ActivitiesDeveloping propulsion technology systems in the 50-to 300-kW per thruster range to meet the needs of a variety of long duration, deep-space mission applications beyond capabilities being developed for 40-kW SEP Tech Demo Mission. Three proposals were selected to develop and demonstrate NextSTEP advanced electric propulsion (EP) subsystems. The primary goal is during the third year, to demonstrate 100-hour of continuous, steady-state operation of propulsion subsystem at 100-kW in a relevant TRL 5 environment.
Document ID
Document Type
Moore, Christopher L.
(NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Pencil, Eric J.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Hardy, Richard L.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Bollweg, Kenneth J.
(NASA Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Ching, Michael
(Stellar Solutions, Inc. Chantilly, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
November 1, 2018
Publication Date
July 9, 2018
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Country: United States
Start Date: July 9, 2018
End Date: July 11, 2018
Sponsors: Society of Automotive Engineers, Inc., American Inst. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Funding Number(s)
WBS: WBS 961866.
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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