NASA Ready To Test Water-Electrolysis Propulsion In Orbit

NASA’s PTD-1 pathfinder cubesat will demonstrate water-based propulsion in low Earth orbit.
Credit: NASA
NASA is preparing for the in-orbit demonstration of a propulsion system for small satellites that combines the safety of using water as the propellant with the performance of a chemical rocket. There are water-based propulsion systems already in orbit but PTD-1, the first cubesat in NASA’s...

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