Moving Roman - Propulsion

  • Released Friday, April 26, 2024
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Moving Roman: Propulsion. Fuel is a finite resource for NASA's Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope. Watch this video to learn more about how the tanks for propellent are installed and why they are an essential part of the mission.

Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

Music Credits: Univeral Production Music:

"Black Nebula" by Thomas Daniel Bellingham

"Maelstrom Dream" by Lucie Rose

"Evolution of Life" by David Stephen Goldsmith

"Maximist" by Michael Blainey

"Greatness Takes Time" by Beth Perry and Chris Doney

"Asthma inhaler" by natty23

"Compressed Air" by thompsonman

Watch this video on the NASA Goddard YouTube channel.

Complete transcript available.

There are two systems that are responsible for moving the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope: thrusters and reaction wheels. They use very different methods and have different purposes. This two-part video series explores the two and the roles they play in moving Roman. See the second half here.


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