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NASA backs development of cryogenic hydrogen system to power all-electric aircraft.

Credit: New Atlas, by David Szondy, May 18th, 2019.

Artist's rendering of an advanced commercial transport aircraft concept utilizing CHEETA systems(Credit: Grainger College of Engineering/University of Illinois)

The University of Illinois has announced that NASA is underwriting a project to develop a cryogenic hydrogen fuel cell system for powering all-electric aircraft. Funded by a three-year, US$6 million contract, the Center for Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft (CHEETA) will investigate the technology needed to produce a practical all-electric design to replace conventional fossil fuel propulsion systems.

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