PTD-2 (PTHFDR, Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator)

Name PTD-2 (PTHFDR, Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status cancelled
Organisation NASA Ames Research Center
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Manufacturer AIVT by Tyvak
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Government-furnished technology payloads for a series of flight demonstrations.

Description

Government-furnished technology payloads for a series of flight demonstrations. Flight qualify and characterize a novel thruster pro-vided by Tethers Unlimited, Inc., which uses electrolyzed water as fuel for a small thruster. Demonstrate several new propulsion systems, advanced control systems for precision pointing, and communications systems that will greatly increase data transmission for future missions.

Sources [1]
Keywords Tether, Propulsion

Last modified: 2023-01-03
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