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Consortium for Hall Effect Orbital Propulsion System

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.
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Coordinator

SNECMA SAS

Address

Bvd Du General Martial Valin 2
75015 Paris

France

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 4 283 049

Participants (12)

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THALES ALENIA SPACE BELGIUM S.A.

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 600 071,50

OHB SYSTEM AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 94 705,63

SITAEL SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 2 089 806,25

SME4SPACE VZW

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 135 874,50

THALES ALENIA SPACE FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 77 585,38

UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 360 001,25

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 92 750

BRADFORD ENGINEERING BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 052 205

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS

France

EU Contribution

€ 1 014 339,75

AST ADVANCED SPACE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 651 931,88

DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT - UND RAUMFAHRT EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 175 696,25

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 332 012,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 730135

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 November 2016

  • End date

    30 April 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.6.2.

H2020-EU.2.1.6.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 792 359,43

  • EU contribution

    € 10 960 028,89

Coordinated by:

SNECMA SAS

France