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Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM)

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NASA’s Green Propellant Infusion Mission demonstrates a "green" alternative to conventional chemical propulsion systems for future spacecraft.

Mission Type

Technology Demonstration


Ball Aerospace, Aerojet Rocketdyne, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center


June 25, 2019


Oct. 20, 2020

Green Propellant Infusion Mission (GPIM) Overview

GPIM launched to low-Earth orbit June 25, 2019, aboard a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. 

The technology demonstration mission seeks to improve overall propellant efficiency, while reducing the handling concerns associated with the toxic fuel hydrazine. GPIM also strives to optimize performance of new hardware, systems and power solutions while ensuring the best value for investment and the safest space missions possible.

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Ball Aerospace engineer performs final checks on GPIM
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