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The CubeProp experiment is proposed by Nanospace AB, part of the SSC group.

As CubeSats attain more and more interest from industry and other players who want to use this platform for more advanced missions, propulsion capability becomes increasingly important. To date several hundred CubeSats have been launched, but only very few with any propulsion capability on-board.

NanoSpace is currently developing a propulsion module suitable for cubesats, and getting flight heritage of this module is the overall goal for NanoSpace with the subject experiment. In more detail, the goal would be to use the propulsion system in such a way that precision control of the satellite can be demonstrated (and thus proving the advanced closed loop thrust control functionality) and also to demonstrate the total impulse capability of the system that will be around 40Ns.

Page responsible:Jahangir Jazayeri
Belongs to: KTH Space Center
Last changed: Jan 13, 2016