Lt. Col. Ryan Rose, a chief within Kirtland Air Force Base’s Space and Missile Systems Centre, visited Aevum this week at the Cecil Spaceport-based launch facility in Jacksonville, Florida.
Chemical propulsion uses a fuel and an oxidizer, converting energy stored in the chemical bonds of the propellants, to produce a short, powerful thrust, or what we see as fire. It’s loud and exciting, but not all that efficient.
Axiom’s goal is have add at least three modules to the ISS, with the first scheduled to be taken up to the ISS by a SpaceX Falcon 9 launcher and bolted onto the space station in 2024. All of the modules should be in place by 2028.