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NEWS | Feb. 1, 2018

AFRL Green Monorepellant Licensed to Nevada Small Business

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  • CONTRACT NUMBER: 17-158-RQ-01
  • COMPANY NAME: Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc, Rena, NV
  • TECHNICAL PROJECT OFFICE: Aerospace Systems Directorate, Edwards AFB, CA

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. –A recently signed Air Force Research Laboratory patent licensing agreement will enable commercialization of a green alternative to hydrazine for spacecraft propulsion.

The AFRL Aerospace Systems Directorate (AFRL/RQ) signed a patent license agreement with Digital Solid State Propulsion Inc., a small business located in Reno, Nevada. Under the agreement, the company will produce and sell the Air Force developed monopropellant, AF-M315E. The PLA was coupled with a cooperative research and development agreement that allows AFRL scientists to collaborate with the company to provide technical knowledge and advice.

“This is a huge step for AF-M315E transition and also a segue into commercialization of future energetic ionic liquids,” said Dr. Shawn Phillips, chief of the Rocket Propulsion Division.

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