Dawn’s ESA standard qualified, green bi-propellent propulsion modules are for use in attitude, trajectory and orbit control of cube-sat size satellites and spacecraft.
0.5N and 1N thrusters are developed as a turn-key, simple bolt-on units for modular CubeSat structures. Units allow for multiple mounting configurations, giving CubeSat developers maximum flexibility in their design process. We have developed our cubesat propulsion modules in collaboration with Hyperion Technologies, a leading cubesat bus component manufacturer.
Availability : 6 months
Isp vac : >285s
Nominal power: 12W
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- NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre
Green Bi-propellant Thruster Specifications
ESA launch standard qualified
Specific Impulse up to 290 s
>230m/s dV from a 1U module (for a 3U satellite). Higher dV is easily achieved from larger modules
Minimum impulse bit 35 mN.s
Rapid, cold start capable. No preheating catalysts or other limitations often found with other green propellants
Non-toxic storable propellants
Repeatability (3 σ) 5 mN.s
TRL of up to 8
1U standard size. Can be made 0.6U - 3U+
Fully customizable due to additive manufactured design
No thruster degradation over time
Integrated thrust vector control for active disturbance torque compensation
Grow your Cubesat Capabilities
SUPERIOR Resolution and connectivity
Maintain VLEO ≤200km. You can now fly closer to the Earth than anyone else, meaning unparalleled resolution for sensors and superior latency and bandwidth for communications.
Unbeatable deployment speed
Get your constellation online faster than any form of electric propulsion. High thrust get’s your assets phased and on station, distributing your satellites around the planet in days, as opposed to months with electric propulsion.
AVOID SPACE JUNK Collision
⚠️Warning ⚠️As many as 20% of satellites are now struck by space debris during their life. Avoid them with 20min warning, or less by ultra fast orbital manoeuvring.
Green high performance
Experience bi-propellant performance at CubeSat level. All fuels are environmentally friendly and completely non-toxic
Increase the life of your satellite by a factor of 10+
Use Dawn’s propulsion modules to work against orbital decay compensation and increase the life of your satellite exponentially. Control the exact lifetime of your satellite too. At the end of life, achieve de-orbiting compliance.
Insurance against unforeseen launch issues
Through precision orbit injection, if something unforeseen happens during launch or payload deployment, Dawn ensures you’ll be able to get to your correct orbit.