The Horizon Europe project
CHEOPS VHP BB
Very High-Power Building Blocks
The aim of the project
CHEOPS Very High-Power
The project aims to complement ongoing thruster-focused development activities with research and development on the actual future use of VHP Hall thruster systems: overall system architecture against various mission use cases, robust and cost-effective approach to qualification, manufacturability of critical components subject to wear, typically the discharge chamber and cathode and the ability to envisage alternative propellants and power sources.
CHEOPS MP & LP projects
Electric propulsion systems (EPS) use electrical power to accelerate a propellant. Compared to chemical propellants, they are very lightweight and highly efficient. The EU-funded projects CHEOPS MP and CHEOPS LP aim to innovate in the field of propulsion systems and increase Europe’s competitiveness in the satellite market.