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Electric Pump Fed Propulsion for a Liquid Bipropellant Mars Ascent Vehicle, Phase I

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To-date, the realization of high-performance liquid bipropellant rocket engines for ascent vehicle and sample return applications has largely been hindered by the inability to obtain "on-board" pressurization through a light-weight and low-complexity pump. Ventions seeks to fulfill this critical need by offering low-risk, electric-motor driven pumps for a MON-30 / MMH liquid bipropellant engine in the Mars Ascent Vehicle for significant performance, mass and packaging advantages over pressure-fed or solid / hybrid propulsion systems. More »

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