The NanoThruster A - XS is an in-space propulsion system built using Hypernova's proprietary Vacuum Arc Thruster (VAT) technology.

The system uses a pre-installed and non-toxic fuel in solid state. This is stored unpressurized and removes any threat of leaks or explosion risk.

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 larger NanoThruster A - S system, along with customized solutions.

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Last updated: 2021-09-20

NanoThruster A - XS



0.8 kg
specific impulse
≥ 500 s
total impulse
200 N s
power consumption
1 to 20 W
> 8 µN
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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