Matteo Duzzi, Project Manager of E-REGULUS development, says “We are very proud to improve the capabilities of our system with this project, and to carry out this activity under a programme of, and funded by, the European Space Agency. I particularly like the thruster evolution to target a broader microsatellites power range and the interchangeability of the fluidic line. These will open up new and interesting perspectives, making the system effectively adaptable to different missions and different propellants. In this way it will be easier to match customers’ particular needs”.
E-REGULUS is specifically designed to serve platforms in the range between 50 and 200 kg, requiring thrust capability for station keeping, phasing, drag compensation and other maneuvers. The system is designed with a building block approach thus the system integrators can customize the subsystems configuration basing on their specific needs. Moreover, it is versatile in using different type of propellant as Ar, Kr, Xe, I2, water. In terms of performance over cost, E-REGULUS is the best of its class.
With a development roadmap of one year and a half, E-REGULUS has the ambition of entering the market of small satellites and become the EP system reference for mini platforms, for LEO and far beyond LEO missions.
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