Space Flight Demonstration development has been canceled in favor of a ground test bed development for of passive/active cryogenic propellant storage, transfer, and gauging systems in space for infusion into future extended in-space missions.
The Cryogenic Propellant Storage and Transfer project will demonstrate the capability to safely and efficiently store, transfer and measure cryogenic propellants, including liquefied and super-cooled fuels and oxidizers. These advances will lead to development of next-generation space transportation systems capable of managing large propellant volumes over long time periods necessary for deep space travel. NASA's Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate is a primary customer and new opportunities will follow for the agency's industry partners. CPST: Key Mission Facts - The Cryogenic Propellant Storage & Transfer mission will demonstrate technologies required for the development of in-space cryogenic systems to support exploration beyond low-Earth orbit. - The mission will support multiple human architecture elements - It is designed to demonstrate long-duration, storage and transfer of cryogenic propellants. - It will demonstrate an accurate and reliable gauging system for tracking stored propellant.More »
|Organizations Performing Work||Role||Type||Location|
|Glenn Research Center (GRC)||Lead Organization||NASA Center||Cleveland, Ohio|
|Ames Research Center (ARC)||Supporting Organization||NASA Center||Moffett Field, California|
|Kennedy Space Center (KSC)||Supporting Organization||NASA Center||Kennedy Space Center, Florida|
|Langley Research Center (LaRC)||Supporting Organization||NASA Center||Hampton, Virginia|
|Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)||Supporting Organization||NASA Center||Huntsville, Alabama|