A series of tests conducted at NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) demonstrates the ability of a Flight Works micro pump prototype to increase nitrogen tetroxide (NTO) pressures to those typically used in a spacecraft propulsion system.

The pump, developed with NASA funding, is operated for several hours with NTO and is also compatible with hydrazine and mono-methyl hydrazine (MMH). The pump represents an evolution from Flight Works’ line of micro-pumps and is a subscale prototype of what could be used in future spaceflight applications.

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