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CubeSat Pulsed Plasma Thruster


Summary

Developed in concert with Mars Space and recently flight-qualified under an ESA funded qualification program, our micro pulsed plasma thruster has been developed to support all potential CubeSat applications which require low thrust delta-V capability.

Our simulations suggest that the PPT could maintain altitude of a CubeSat in a 450KM circular orbit approximately 60% longer than without propulsion. Our simulations analysis has shown that the uPPT would perform well as an actuator to support formation flying between 3U CubeSats.


Specs

mass280 g
maximum power2.7 W
minimum impulse bit38 ┬ÁN s
total impulse42 N s

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Last updated: 2019-10-23