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Is VASIMR Part Of NASA's New Architecture?

29 Jan 2010, 21:19 UTC
Is VASIMR Part Of NASA's New Architecture?
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NASA JSC Solicitation: Variable Specific Impulse Magento-Plasma Rocket - VASIMR

"NASA/JSC has a requirement for the acquisition of services to update a magnet fixture with an additional cryocooler for conduction cooling and to eliminate the liquid cyrogen cooling system in preparation for crycooler testing in vacuum and magnetic field combined environments. In addition, Studies will be conducted to evaluate a Lunar Tug concept utilizing Variable Specific Impulse Magneto-plasma Rocket (VASIMR) engine capabilities from Low Earth Orbit to Lunar Orbit and libration points. NASA/JSC intends to purchase these services from Ad Astra Rocket Company."

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