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PPS®1350, Stationary Plasma Thruster

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PPS®1350

Safran Spacecraft Propulsion

Stable operation over a wide power range: 500 to 2,500 W

Proven performance at extreme temperatures : from -45°C to +160°C

Reduced beam divergence: 40°

The PPS®1350 stationary plasma thruster draws on Safran Spacecraft Propulsion’ long experience with electric propulsion. It is designed for orbital transfer, stationkeeping and deorbiting satellites and other spacecraft. In particular, the PPS 1350 was the primary engine on ESA’s lunar probe, Smart-1, launched in 2003 by an Ariane 5 rocket. This mission was completed in September 2006.

PPS®1350

Safran Spacecraft Propulsion

Stable operation over a wide power range: 500 to 2,500 W

Proven performance at extreme temperatures : from -45°C to +160°C

Reduced beam divergence: 40°

Designed for orbit raising and station-keeping

40% weight savings versus conventional propulsion

Excellent thrust-to-electrical power ratio

Orbital welding

Safran Spacecraft Propulsion, a major player in plasma propulsion

Safran Spacecraft Propulsion, a subsidiary of Safran Electronics & Defense, is the European leader in plasma propulsion. Safran Spacecraft Propulsion offers a complete range of electric motors and propulsion subsystems for more sustainable satellites and spacecraft.

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