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Electric Rocket Propulsion

The implementation of any new technology in the satellite market requires a careful understanding not only on the performance, but also on the integration issues. In this regard, Electric Propulsion, especially of high power, requires a particular extensive investigation due to the complex phenomena that occur on the fully deployed satellite. It is evident that the industrial development of high power electric thrusters rely on the availability of suitable test facilities where on-orbit operations can be simulated with reliability. Therefore, a large Vacuum Test Facility complex has been developed at AEROSPAZIO so as to allow high fidelity characterization of high power Xenon electric thrusters.

The Aerospazio core business is represented by the specialised market of the Electric Propulsion test services.
In this market Aerospazio act as an independent SME providing services at commercial conditions to some of the main European EP primes.