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Consortium for Hall Effect Orbital Propulsion System

Objective

CHEOPS proposes to develop three different Hall Effect Thruster electric propulsion systems: a dual mode EPS for GEO applications, a low power for LEO applications and a >20 kW high thrust EPS for exploration applications. Each of these will be developed according to market needs and drivers applying incremental technology changes to existing EPS products. The development approach will follow the ESA ECSS approach and the dual mode and low power are targeting a System PDR review with 42 months from the project start. Development will cover the following elements: thruster, cathode, PPU and FMS. The project is perfectly aligned to the SRC guidelines published with the call. Through a detailed development plan the project will demonstrate their ability to achieve by the end of CHEOPS Phase II (2023) the following: a) TRL7-8 for dual mode and low power b) high power HET EPS TRL6. Common transverse activities will include advanced numerical design tools for electric propulsion which will further the understanding of the observable behaviour and interactions with the satellite platform and predict performances of a given design. This includes alternative propellants and the ability to estimate the system lifetime. Finally significant progress will be made in establishing a HET performances measurement standard and developing advanced non-intrusive tests for measuring thruster erosion. The CHEOPS consortium is led by SNECMA and is comprised of representatives of the biggest European Prime satellite makers, the full EPS supply chain and supported by academia.

Field of science

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Call for proposal

H2020-COMPET-2016
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

Coordinator

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
Address
Bvd Du General Martial Valin 2
75015 Paris
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 4 235 049

Participants (12)

THALES ALENIA SPACE BELGIUM S.A.
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 648 071,50
Address
Rue Chapelle Beaussart 101
6032 Mont Sur Marchienne
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
OHB SYSTEM AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 94 705,63
Address
Universitaetsallee 27-29
28359 Bremen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SITAEL SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 2 089 806,25
Address
Via S Sabino 21
70042 Mola Di Bari
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SME4SPACE VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 135 874,50
Address
Technologielaan 9
3001 Heverlee
Activity type
Research Organisations
THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 77 585,38
Address
Avenue Jean Francois Champollion 26
31100 Toulouse
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 360 001,25
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 92 750
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BRADFORD ENGINEERING BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 052 205
Address
De Wijper 26
4726 TG Heerle
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 014 339,75
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
AST ADVANCED SPACE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 651 931,88
Address
Marie-curie Strasse 16-18
27711 Osterholz-scharmbeck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUR LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 175 696,25
Address
Linder Hohe
51147 Koln
Activity type
Research Organisations
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 332 012,50
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments