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Session II: Liquid to Gas

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Abstract

The development of High Performance Green Propulsion (HPGP) was initiated with the goal of meeting the requirements for future satellite missions. The HPGP technology includes a storable monopropellant blend based on Ammonium DiNitramide (ADN) and a thruster with a high-temperature resistant thrust chamber and catalyst. After more than 10 years of R&D, the HPGP technology is emerging as an enabling technology for improved performance, enhanced volumetric efficiency, reduction of propellant handling hazards and safer launch operations. The development has been performed by ECAPS under contract from the Swedish Space Corporation, the Swedish National Space Board and the European Space Agency (ESA). The progress of the development has been presented in several papers since 2000. Ref. 1-11. ECAPS, ATK and Moog are in partnership to pursue new applications for this novel technology. This paper describes current status of the implementation of HPGP technology for satellite programs and the latest results from the development of larger HPGP thrusters.

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Expanding the ADN-Based Monopropellant Thruster Family

The development of High Performance Green Propulsion (HPGP) was initiated with the goal of meeting the requirements for future satellite missions. The HPGP technology includes a storable monopropellant blend based on Ammonium DiNitramide (ADN) and a thruster with a high-temperature resistant thrust chamber and catalyst. After more than 10 years of R&D, the HPGP technology is emerging as an enabling technology for improved performance, enhanced volumetric efficiency, reduction of propellant handling hazards and safer launch operations. The development has been performed by ECAPS under contract from the Swedish Space Corporation, the Swedish National Space Board and the European Space Agency (ESA). The progress of the development has been presented in several papers since 2000. Ref. 1-11. ECAPS, ATK and Moog are in partnership to pursue new applications for this novel technology. This paper describes current status of the implementation of HPGP technology for satellite programs and the latest results from the development of larger HPGP thrusters.