August 21, 2014
Green Propellant Infusion Mission
NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission will demonstrate a high-performance, non-toxic fuel alternative to conventional hydrazine. This innovative, low-toxicity propellant is expected to improve overall vehicle performance. Led by Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. of Boulder, Colo., the Green Propellant Infusion Mission project includes co-investigators Aerojet Rocketdyne, NASA Glenn Research Center, NASA Kennedy Space Center and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base, with additional mission support from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center at Kirkland Air Force Base. The GPIM payload is expected to fly to space aboard the Ball Configurable Platform (BCP) 100, a compact small satellite set to be launched in 2015.
Credit: NASA Marsha Space Flight Center