Our range of Electric Propulsion engines are robust, low cost and high powered systems designed for commercial and scientific applications.
Our electric propulsion systems can be used for a range of missions:
- Earth observation
- Interplanetary science
- Communications and navigation
With a demonstrated thrust step control of 12 µN, and flown for 36,000 hours on GOCE, the T5 electric propulsion system is a robust and highly versatile EP system capable of efficient thrust operation and ultra-precise orbit manoeuvres.
|Thrust Range||0.6 mN - 25 mN||1mN - 20mN|
|Total Impulse||>3 MNs||>3 MNs|
|Specific Impulse||3200 s||3000 s at 20mN|
|Mass||2 kg||2 kg|
|Envelope||240 x 190 x 190 mm||240 x 190 x 190 mm|
The T6 electric propulsion system, currently flying on BepiColombo, is designed to provide extremely efficient station keeping, orbit raising, end of life de-orbit manoeuvres, or in the case of BepiColombo the primary propulsion to enable the spacecraft to reach Mercury.
|Thrust Range||30 mN - 200 mN||75 mN - 125 mN|
|Total Impulse||8 MNs||8MNs at 125 mN|
|Specific Impulse||4400 s||3900 s at 125 mN|
|Mass||8.5 kg||8.5 kg|
|Envelope||342.5 x 313.8 x 308 mm||342.5 x 313.8 x 308 mm|