Dragon V2 Propellant Management Device (PMD) Microgravity Testing

PI: Robin Titus, Space Exploration Technologies (SPACEX)

The propellant tanks designed and built by SpaceX for the crewed Dragon V2 spacecraft utilize a propellant management device (PMD) that would greatly benefit from validation, through parabolic testing, of its performance in delivering single phase liquid flow from the tank outlet in microgravity environments.

Technology Areas (?)
  • TA02 In-Space Propulsion Technologies
  • TA12 Materials, Structures, Mechanical Systems and Manufacturing

Technology Details

  • Selection Date
    AFO8 (Apr 2014)
  • Program Status
  • Current TRL (?)
    TRL 5
    Successful FOP Flights
  • 1 Parabolic

Development Team

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