4 - 5 August 2015
Jackson Center, Huntsville, AL

The Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force (JANNAF) Interagency Propulsion Committee and The National Institute for Rocket Propulsion Systems (NIRPS) will host the Green Monopropellant Alternatives to Hydrazine Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM) on Tuesday and Wednesday, 4 - 5 August 2015, at the Jackson Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Spacecraft propulsion and power for many decades has relied on hydrazine monopropellant technology for auxiliary power units, orbital circularization, orbit raising and lowering and attitude control. It has been a mainstay for propulsion engineers due to its simplicity and dependability. However, hydrazine is toxic, has a wide flammability range and is corrosive. Within the past few years, less toxic (green) monopropellant alternatives have surfaced that present better performance and handling characteristics than hydrazine. Before these green propellants are widely accepted for general use, it is necessary to understand the technology well enough to proceed with a high level of confidence.

NASA and the United States Air Force have made recent funding commitments in the area of green monopropellant technologies to accelerate testing of new propulsion designs, and ultimately qualifying them for use in flight applications. The purpose of this TIM is to bring the propulsion community (for example, experts on LMP-103S and AF-M315E) together to discuss current issues and where the community can go in the future. This forum will be conducive to sharing of ideas and the needs for future development which will lead to a NASA green propellant-focused roadmap to use in formulating funding decisions.

About This Meeting

Meeting Invitation and Preliminary Program Now Available

Questions about this meeting? Contact Shelley Cohen at 410.992.7302 or by emailing scohen@cadre.jhu.edu.