Bothell, WA, 16 January 2020 – Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) announced that it has successfully demonstrated on-orbit operation of the Terminator Tape, an affordable, lightweight solution for removing space debris from on orbit. In early September 2019, an automated timer unit on the Prox-1 satellite, launched in late June 2019 by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s University …
Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) announced that it has successfully delivered its first HYDROS-C water-electrolysis thruster for integration with NASA’s first Pathfinder Technology Demonstrator (PTD-1) CubeSat. The PTD-1 mission will demonstrate the HYDROS thruster’s ability to provide both high thrust efficiency and excellent fuel economy.
Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) announced that NASA has selected its HYDROS-C thruster for demonstration on the first Pathfinder Technology Demonstration (PTD) CubeSat mission, planned for launch in early 2019. The HYDROS-C thruster, developed under a NASA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract and matured to flight-readiness under a NASA Tipping Point Technologies Public-Private Partnership, is a revolutionary space propulsion technology that uses water as propellant.