Using its proprietary Vacuum Arc Thruster (VAT) design, Hypernova can build custom propulsion systems to meet specific mission requirements.

The thruster utilizes non-toxic, unpressurised solid state fuel that is pre-installed for ease of use.

Key features

  • Customizable layout, capacity and performance
  • Instant on-demand firing
  • Flexible power consumption
  • Wide operating temperature range
  • Plug & play
  • Comms protocol: I2C / CAN / SPI / RS-485


Hypernova also offers the NanoThruster A - S system, along with the smaller NanoThruster A - XS.

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Last updated: 2021-09-20

NanoThruster A - Custom



1.2 to 1.8 kg
specific impulse
≥ 500 s
total impulse
650 to 1000 N s
power consumption
1 to 20 W
8 to 160 µN
1U – 2U (equivalent)
data interface
operating temperature
-20 to 60 C
survival temperature
-40 to 80 C
mechanical vibration
NASA GEVS @ 14.1 Grms


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