Progress toward hydrogen peroxide micropulsion

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A new self-pressurizing propulsion system has liquid thrusters and gas jet attitude control without heavy gas storage vessels. A pump boosts the pressure of a small fraction of the hydrogen peroxide, so that reacted propellant can controllably pressurize its own source tank. The warm decomposition gas also powers the pump and is supplied to the attitude control jets. The system has been incorporated into a prototype microsatellite for terrestrial maneuvering tests. Additional progress includes preliminary testing of a bipropellant thruster, and storage of unstabilized hydrogen peroxide in small sealed tanks.

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Whitehead, J. C.; Dittman, M. D. & Ledebuhr, A. G. July 8, 1999.

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A new self-pressurizing propulsion system has liquid thrusters and gas jet attitude control without heavy gas storage vessels. A pump boosts the pressure of a small fraction of the hydrogen peroxide, so that reacted propellant can controllably pressurize its own source tank. The warm decomposition gas also powers the pump and is supplied to the attitude control jets. The system has been incorporated into a prototype microsatellite for terrestrial maneuvering tests. Additional progress includes preliminary testing of a bipropellant thruster, and storage of unstabilized hydrogen peroxide in small sealed tanks.

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  • 13th Annual American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)/Utah State University Conference on Small Satellites, Logan, UT (US), 08/23/1999--08/26/1999

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC-135319
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 14593
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc620774

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Whitehead, J. C.; Dittman, M. D. & Ledebuhr, A. G. Progress toward hydrogen peroxide micropulsion, article, July 8, 1999; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc620774/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.