[amsat-bb] Water as Primary Method of Spacecraft Propulsion

Robert McGwier rwmcgwier at gmail.com
Mon Jun 26 02:33:01 UTC 2017

Deep Space Industries is supplying the water propulsion thrusters for my


On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 12:17 PM Davidoff, Martin R. <MDAVIDOFF at ccbcmd.edu>

> 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.
> http://cornellsun.com/2017/06/22/nasa-to-send-cornell-groups-satellite-into-space/
> 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
> http://www.ka9q.net/AMSAT-ORBIT-19.pdf
> (Thank you Phil!)
> Martin Davidoff, K2UBC
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