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iFACT - Iodine Fed Advanced Cusp field Thruster

Project description

Iodine-fed thrusters for satellite propulsion

Amidst a dynamic satellite market environment, the iodine fed advanced cusp field thruster (iFACT) aims to disrupt the status quo in electric propulsion technology. The advanced cusp field thruster (ACFT) was developed by Airbus in 2017. Its features present a significant potential for simplicity, efficiency and low costing in electric propulsion subsystems. The thruster is easy to ignite and optimised to run on iodine, having demonstrated excellent performance results. The prospect for iodine as a novel propellant and for the ACFT as a principal thruster to replace incumbent technology will be further explored, among other focus areas, as part of the EU-funded iFACT project.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-SPACE-2019

Coordinator

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
Net EU contribution
€ 909 687,50
Address
Willy-messerschmitt-strasse 1
82024 Taufkirchen
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (7)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
Net EU contribution
€ 64 831,25
Address
31 Rue Des Cosmonautes Zi Du Palays
31402 Toulouse Cedex
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EASN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SERVICES BVBA
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 116 250,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Terweidenstraat 28
3440 Budingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. Vlaams-Brabant Arr. Leuven
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 198 445,00
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 100 423,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AEROSPAZIO TECNOLOGIE SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 400 000,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Strada Provinciale Nord 42 A
53040 Rapolano Terme Si
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Centro (IT) Toscana Siena
 
JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 99 957,50
Address
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ENDUROSAT AD
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 110 000,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Ul Flora 1A
1404 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
София (столица) Югозападен