Green Propellant Infusion Mission Program (GPIM)
The mission is architected as a collaboration of NASA, Industry, and Air Force partners with the objective to advance the technology for propulsion components using AF-M315E green propellant. AF-M315E is a low toxicity, higher performance monopropellant formulation developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory and has the potential to increase the performance of propulsive vehicles, while reducing the costs and risks associated with propellant handling. The AF-M315E propulsion payload includes four 1N thrusters for attitude control and a single 1N thruster for primary thrust which will be flown on a standard Ball Aerospace BCP100 spacecraft bus.
Potential NASA Commercial Applications: NASA’s future science missions need propulsion systems with demanding performance in challenging environmental conditions, with long operational life, and with high duty cycles. Examples of missions enabled by the proposed propulsion technology include sampling atmospheres of planets, their moons, and other small bodies, descent and landing on their surfaces, returning soil samples from their surfaces in ascent modules, and rendezvous and docking with orbiting mother ships. Missions to the earth’s moon, Venus, Mars and its moons, moons of Jupiter, and asteroids are envisioned for applications of our propulsion technology.
The text above is taken from the original data sheet available at: https://techport.nasa.gov/view/11585
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