spaceware

A flexible & high-thrust electric propulsion system for satellites

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Thales
OHB
Eutelsat
Esa
CNES
Aero
AAC
York
Thales
OHB
Eutelsat
Esa
CNES
Aero
AAC
York
Thales
OHB
Eutelsat
Esa
CNES
Aero
AAC
York
Thales
OHB
Eutelsat
Esa
CNES
Aero
AAC

Our solution with spaceware

spaceware™ is a family of high-thrust and flexible electric propulsion systems suited for all mission needs for satellites ranging from 5 kg to 1.000 kg. Whether you are looking to deploy a constellation, change the altitude or inclination of your spacecrafts, perform a RAAN phasing, maintain your orbit or avoid collisions, spaceware™ will meet your needs.

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Demonstrated, flight-proven solutions

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Superior thrust for earlier revenues

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Built-in flexibility with our modular approach

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Versatile solution for all different missions

Our solution with spaceware™

Why choose
spaceware

  • High flexibility for easier integration
    The propulsion system adapts to your platform, not the opposite, with limited non-recurring effort.                    
  • High scalability to perfectly fit your mission
    The total impulse is configurable and can be modified using a different tank form factor.                    
  • Flight Heritage & Maturity
    We use a reliable space-proven technology: Hall Effect Thruster (HET). spaceware™ has been validated in space and delivered worldwide.                    
  • High thrust for earlier revenues
    Smallsats have a limited lifetime. The sooner they get to the operational orbit, the higher the effective time they can generate revenue.
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Product Portfolio

spaceware™ - nano is a 60W-class system adapted to platforms ranging from 10 to 80kg. It is a compact, light and flexible solution specifically developed to be integrated in cubesats.

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Power

Nominal - (range)

60W

(40-60W)

Thrust

Nominal - (range)

2.5 mN

(1.5 - 2.5 mN)

Total impulse

Up to 6kN.s

Propellant Compatibility

Xenon

Volume

1U to 2.5U plus tuna can

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nano

Power

Nominal - (range)

60W

(40-60W)

Thrust

Nominal - (range)

2.5 mN

(1.5 - 2.5 mN)

Total impulse

Up to 6kN.s

Propellant Compatibility

Xenon

Volume

1U to 2.5U plus tuna can

spaceware™ - micro is a 150W-class system offering high thrust and huge maneuver capabilities for microsats. The cluster configurations give flexibility to answer your needs with higher thrust and lifetime.

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Power

Nominal - (range)

150W

(100-150W)

300W

(100-300 W)

450W

(100-450 W)

Thrust

Nominal - (range)

7 mN

(4 - 8 mN)

14 mN

(4 – 16 mN)

21mN

(4 – 24 mN)

Total impulse

Up to 60 kN.s

Up to 120 kN.s

Up to 180 kN.s

Propellant Compatibility

Xenon

Xenon

Xenon

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micro

Power

Nominal - (range)

150W

(100-150W)

Thrust

Nominal - (range)

7 mN

(4 - 8 mN)

Total impulse

Up to 60 kN.s

Propellant Compatibility

Xenon

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Power

Nominal - (range)

300W

(100-300 W)

Thrust

Nominal - (range)

14 mN

(4 – 16 mN)

Total impulse

Up to 120 kN.s

Propellant Compatibility

Xenon

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micro cluster3

Power

Nominal - (range)

450W

(100-450 W)

Thrust

Nominal - (range)

21mN

(4 – 24 mN)

Total impulse

Up to 180 kN.s

Propellant Compatibility

Xenon

spaceware™ - mini is a 400W-class system to target multi-propellant capabilities (Xenon, Krypton & Iodine) in order to become the baseline for the small satellite constellations of tomorrow.

Product Portfolio

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mini

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Power

Nominal - (range)

400W

(300-600 W)

800 W

(300-1200 W)

Thrust

Nominal - (range)

18 mN (Kr) -  (12 - 24mN)

23mN (Xe)  - (15 - 30mN)

36 mN (Kr) -  (12 – 48mN)

46mN (Xe)  - (15 - 60mN)

Total impulse

Up to 300 kN.s

Up to 600 kN.s

Propellant Compatibility

Krypton / Xenon / Iodine

Krypton / Xenon / Iodine

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mini

Power

Nominal - (range)

400W

(300-600 W)

Thrust

Nominal - (range)

18 mN (Kr) -  (12 - 24mN)

23mN (Xe)  - (15 - 30mN)

Total impulse

Up to 300 kN.s

Propellant Compatibility

Krypton / Xenon / Iodine

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mini cluster2

Power

Nominal - (range)

800 W

(300-1200 W)

Thrust

Nominal - (range)

36 mN (Kr) -  (12 – 48mN)

46mN (Xe)  - (15 - 60mN)

Total impulse

Up to 600 kN.s

Propellant Compatibility

Krypton / Xenon / Iodine

spaceware™ - small is a Kilowatt-class thruster to be adapted for all orbits (LEO, MEO, GEO, BEO) and long lifetime operations. It is baselined for Krypton and compatible with Xenon and Iodine.

Product Portfolio

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small

Power

1000 – 1500 W

Thrust

35 – 65 mN (Kr)

50 – 80 mN (Xe)

Total impulse

Up to 2 MN.s

Propellant Compatibility

Krypton/Xenon

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small

Power

Nominal - (range)

1000 – 1500 W

Thrust

Nominal - (range)

35 – 65 mN (Kr)

50 – 80 mN (Xe)

Total impulse

Up to 2 MN.s

Propellant Compatibility

Krypton/Xenon

Technology

A Hall Effect Thruster (HET) is an ion thruster in which electrons emitted by a cathode are trapped in a magnetic field, and used to ionize a propellant – thereby creating a plasma into the discharge channel. The plasma is then accelerated to produce thrust, thanks to an electric field created between the anode and the cathode.

The Hall Effect technology has been used for decades and equips most of the large satellites thrusters. It combines the high impulse of electric propulsion technology along with a very high thrust-to-power ratio.

Due to unique innovations on the anode, cathode, fluidic systems and electronics, we managed to reduce the size of this technology to fit it in small satellites.

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