ASPEN presenting in France

USC’s Advanced Spacecraft Propulsion and Energy Laboratory (ASPEN) team have recently held a presentation at the 38th International Electric Propulsion Conference (IEPC) in Toulouse, France! The team consisted of Olivia Kukar, Emily Lo, Max Wu, and Kayden Elmer-Schurr. They presented their concept on a solid fuel plasma thruster!

ASPEN team in IEPC in France (2024)

The ASPEN team: Kayden Elmer-Schurr, Max Wu, Olivia Kukar, and Emily Lo (left to right)

ASPEN presenting in IEPC

Olivia Kukar presenting ASPEN’s solid fuel plasma thruster.

ASPEN is a multi-disciplinary and driven team focusing on concepting advanced propulsions. Currently they are working on multiple projects such as an “Asteria Thruster” (as presented in IEPC) and the “Hyperion-1” (a solid-core nuclear thermal rocket engine that uses a manufactured metallic core). If this sounds interesting, you can learn more on!

Published on June 27th, 2024

Last updated on June 27th, 2024