Skip Navigation
Center Innovation Fund: MSFC CIF

Development Testing of a 100mN Green Propellant Thruster for Cubesat Propulsion

Completed Technology Project

Project Introduction

Development Testing of a 100mN Green Propellant Thruster for Cubesat Propulsion
The overall objective of the proposed effort is to further develop chemical propulsion capability for smallsats and CubeSats by maturing a high‐performing, green monopropellant (LMP-103S) thruster assembly from a TRL 3 to TRL 5. Early efforts for this activity will involve setup of the facilities for the LMP‐103S propellant. These efforts will run concurrently with JPL’s procurement of the thruster hardware from the Vacco vendor. Following integration of the thruster into the existing test facilities at MSFC, the test team will perform check‐out testing and subsequent hot‐fire testing of the thruster. More »

Anticipated Benefits

Primary U.S. Work Locations and Key Partners

Project Library

Share this Project

Organizational Responsibility

Project Management

Project Duration

Technology Maturity (TRL)

Technology Areas

A final report document may be available for this project. If you would like to request it, please contact us.

^