Zero G Electrostatic Thruster Testbed - Reflight
The Zero-G Electrostatic Thruster Test-bed (ZESTT) is a system that houses, operates, and evaluates the performance of the NanoField Extraction Thruster (NanoFET). The NanoFET is part of an ongoing effort at University of Michigan to develop Nano-Satellites with a unique specific impulse and propellant mass ratio that allows them to be particularly agile through their orbits. The ZESTT team performed testing of the NanoFET in a near space environment: ultra high vacuum and in zero gravity.
Role as Structures Team lead