A design that enables your satellites to
- Become operational much more quickly after launch
- Precisely maneuver to new orbital positions for fast response
- Maneuver to avoid a collision. And then maneuver back to the proper orbit
- Stay in a Low Earth Orbit closer to the planet by counteracting atmospheric drag
Our fully patented Metal Plasma Thruster brings these capabilities to satellites ranging in size from cubesats to large satellites. This is by virtue of the thruster's scalable design. And there are no gases, liquids nor plumbing in the design. Welcome to the advanced world of propulsion.
A design with very few elements - simple and elegant. A Metal Plasma Thruster with a PPU is all. Long life without the traditional need to incorporate tanks, plumbing, liquids, gases nor precision machining into your satellite. Our plasma thruster provides an impulse of 3500 Ns/U, a thrust of 15 uN/W and a specific impulse of 826 s (Pt) up to 2400 s (Al). The propellant can be any solid metal, with Mo/Nb being the typical material.
The simplicity of the design enables a reliable design. And this continues with its scalability. Thrusters can be laid-out in multiple configurations. So, whether you need one, two, three or more thrusters our design will support you. This enables designs to be created for a 1U form factor and then any size larger. And one PPU can drive multiple thrusters, thereby enabling space savings as well. The PPU has a wide-range, low-voltage power requirement - all designed to be easily incorporated into your platform.