A New Thruster Propelling Small Satellites Forward

Tackling the challenge of small satellite propulsion with a novel idea for a Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor Thruster.

Rhodes checks the electrical connections of HyPer in a vacuum chamber. (Photo: Jeff Berting/Aerospace)
A 3D-printed model illustrating the concept of modularity in space systems including HyPer.
Rhodes (right) and Madison Piechowski assemble HyPer. (Photo: Jeff Berting/Aerospace)

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