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Dec 2015

Out of This World Flow Control Technology

NASA Flow Control Technology

NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory required precise control of the gas metered into the positioning thrusters used on their space probes.  One such probe was the successful mission of the Cassini space probe as it traveled more than 2.2 billion miles to reach Saturn where it entered into its mission to investigate the many intriguing mysteries of Saturn, its rings and its moons. Mott’s proven flow control technology was chosen to feed the thruster a discrete volume of compressed monopropellant hydrazine at a precise flow rate. This is critical because the thrusters maintain three-axis stability, control spin, execute minor interplanetary trajectory correction maneuvers and orbit trim maneuvers of the probe during its travel through space.