Pulsed Plasma Thrusters (PPTs) are long-standing, space-qualified electric propulsion thrusters of proven reliability, relatively simple and low-cost. Their compactness, robustness and scalability are increasingly appealing, as the space industry interest in small satellites grows all over the world. A Pulsed Plasma Thruster for CubeSat Propulsion PPTCUP has been developed in collaboration with Clyde Space Ltd, which is responsible for the design of the power supply and the University of Southampton.A full flight qualification program has been completed. The PPTCUP Qualification Model (QM) successfully passed EMC, vibration, thermo-vacuum testing and lifetime
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Last updated: 2020-08-28