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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.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/inorganic chemistry/inorganic compounds

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2019
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

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

Participants (7)

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
France
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)
EASN TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION SERVICES BVBA
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 116 250
Address
Terweidenstraat 28
3440 Budingen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 198 445
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 100 423,75
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
AEROSPAZIO TECNOLOGIE SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 400 000
Address
Strada Provinciale Nord 42 A
53040 Rapolano Terme Si
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JUSTUS-LIEBIG-UNIVERSITAET GIESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 99 957,50
Address
Ludwigstrasse 23
35390 Giessen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ENDUROSAT AD
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 110 000
Address
Ul.tundzja 16
1606 Sofia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)