Summary

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 Universit​y 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

PPT for Cubesat Propulsion (PPTCUP)

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