T4i launches REGULUS electrical propulsion system in 2019
T4i will launch in space its compact electrical propulsion system, REGULUS, in 2019. REGULUS is an innovative cost-effective, complete and flexible 1.5 electric propulsion module that weighs less than 2kg, suitable for nano- and micro-satellite platforms.
With a technology based on a Magnetically Enhanced RF Thruster, REGULUS provides unique performance at nano-satellite size and power with a robustness guaranteed by its architectural simplicity. With its high total Impulse, REGULUS allows different and combined mission scenarios in space as satellite positioning, orbit maintenance and decommissioning, thus enlarging satellites’ lifetime period and efficiency. Thanks to its flexibility, REGULUS guarantees an ease of integration on satellite platforms that range from 6U up to 150kg.
The In-Orbit Demonstration is expected to take place in Q3 2019.
T4i will be exhibiting at Space Tech Expo Europe 2019 on Stand 4030.