Green Propellant Infusion Mission Press Conference

July 01, 2013


Senator Mark Udall (D-CO)

Dr. Michael Gazarik, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate Associate Administrator

Christopher McLean, Green Propellant Infusion Mission Principal Investigator, Ball Aerospace

Roger Myers, Aerojet Rocketdyne Executive Director for Redmond, WA


Green Propellant Infusion Mission Press Conference. Results from the first thruster pulsing test on the program will be shared.

The NASA GPIM program is demonstrating and testing a high-performance "green" fuel in space.   The propellant used on this mission offers nearly 50 percent better performance when compared to traditional hydrazine.  This breakthrough technology offers future satellite missions safer handling, simplified launch processing, longer duration missions, increased payload capacity and enhanced spacecraft maneuverability. 


Tuesday, July 9th at 12:00pm Eastern Daylight Time

11:45 Lunch Available


Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Ave, NE, Washington DC 20002 – 4th floor


(712) 432-1500; Access Code 313040#


Media planning to attend, please contact Mary Engola ( at 703-284-5417.



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