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Propellant-Free Space Propulsion Technology Marks Critical Milestone At NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center

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February 5, 2002
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Propellant-free propulsion technology has taken a critical step toward reality, completing a series of systems tests at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The Propulsive Small Expendable Deployer system – called ProSEDS – is a tether-based propulsion experiment that draws power from the space environment around Earth, allowing the transfer of energy from the Earth to the spacecraft.

Propellant-free propulsion technology has taken a critical step toward reality, completing a series of systems tests at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.


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