The current CHEOPS project is successfully coming to its conclusion in April 2021. The goal of the project, to develop three different Hall Effect Thruster (HET) Electric Propulsion Systems (EPS), will be seamlessly continued by three different project, each focused on the development of a HET EPS for a different orbit and application field. Advanced Space […]
The LEO (Low Earth Orbit) System coupling test campaign* is the consolidation of 4 years of cooperation between SITAEL (Italy), Bradford Engineering (Netherlands) and Safran (France) on the development of a fully European competitive propulsive system for low earth orbit satellites based on Hall effect electric propulsion. A preliminary coupling test between the Thruster Anode, […]
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We are glad to announce that we have had a first successful coupling test at Sitael premises in Pisa between a Bradford Flow Management System (FMS), a Safran Hall effect thruster and a Sitael hollow cathode! This electric propulsion system has been developed in the framework of CHEOPS project and with this coupling test its […]
Idris Habbassi (SAFRAN Aircraft Engines), CHEOPS Coordinator, presented the current developments of the project at EPIC Workshop 2019 on 21st October at ESA/ESTEC. Almost all the CHEOPS project partners attended the EPIC Workshop 2019 and presented their specific developments. All the presented presentations will be made available on CHEOPS as well as on EPIC website. […]
The EPIC Workshop 2019 will be held on 21-23 October 2019 in ESA/ESTEC (The Netherlands) at Newton meeting room and will be organised by ESA and EPIC. SCOPE OF THE WORKSHOP Present the Horizon 2020 Electric Propulsion SRC activities to the EP community and stakeholders and to collect and assess the latest EP technology developments […]
The EPIC Workshop 2018 will be held in London on 15-17 October 2018 in collaboration with UK Space Agency (UKSA). To learn more and to participate visit the dedicated webpage: http://epic-src.eu/workshop2018 THE VENUE Westminster Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street London SW1H 0ET (http://www.1victoriastreet.co.uk/home.vc). THE REGISTRATION Registration is now OPEN and, as always, is free. To register, […]
CHEOPS Consortium has passed the System Requirements Review (SRR) on the dual mode Electric Propulsion System (WP3). The SRR took place in Charleroi (Belgium) at TAS-Belgium premises on 10th of April 2018. The review was separated in 3 parts. Market analysis and open discussion on topics raised by the pre-SRR teleconference with Large […]
On 14th February 2018, CHEOPS partners and EPIC experts met to discuss the Low Power Hall Effect Thruster (HET) Electric Propulsion (EP) System Requirements Review (SRR). After the first meeting on SRR for the Low Power in September 2017, when there was not general consensus on the review the new SRR for Low Power EPS […]
Last 14th September 2017 CHEOPS Partners participated in the HET System for LEO (WP4) System Requirements Review (SRR) meeting in Brussels at Research Executive Agency (REA) facility. The meeting was very constructive despite SRR was not passed.