[amsat-bb] Water as Primary Method of Spacecraft Propulsion
Davidoff, Martin R.
MDAVIDOFF at ccbcmd.edu
Thu Jun 22 14:25:03 UTC 2017
NASA has just awarded a launch and a construction grant to Cornell University for a CubeSat designed to orbit the moon. Launch is scheduled for 2019. The core spacecraft technology involves a water electrolysis propulsion thruster which Cornell has been working on since 2009.
Makes me recall an article I read many years ago ...
J. King, "Using Water as a Primary Method of Propulsion for Spacecraft Modifying Standard STS Orbits," Orbit, no. 19, Nov/Dec 1984, pp 5-8.
This article is available at
(Thank you Phil!)
Martin Davidoff, K2UBC
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