Hoping to gain entry into a potential U.S. market for non-toxic “green” satellite thrusters, the Swedish National Space Board will permit NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to ground test environmentally friendly propulsion technology already flight tested on a European spacecraft. Under the bilateral cooperative agreement, Sweden’s Ecaps company will deliver 5N and 22N High-Performance Green Propulsion (HPGP) thrusters to Goddard, which will oversee hot-fire testing and range-safety ...
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