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CHEOPS VHP BB consortium

The roles, competences and expertise of the project partners

Organisations behind the project


The project consortium comprises 7 partners from 4 different European countries representing research centres, university, SMEs and one of the leading space industry organisations. 

CHEOPS Very High-Power Building Blocks
The aim of the project

Roles of the partners in the project

CHEOPS Very High-Power Building Blocks

Safran Spacecraft Propulsion (France)

Project coordinator, who is also responsible for developing technological building blocks as well as methodologies for future sustainable qualification.

Aerospazio Tecnologie SRL (Italy)

Responsible for diagnostic development, testing and test analysis.

University of Pisa (Italy)

Responsible for investigation of novel and outstanding solutions for the thruster’s discharge chambers and anodes.

The Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM) (Germany)

Responsible for adaptation and use of Advanced Electric Propulsion Diagnostic platform for thruster testing.

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) (France)

Responsible for plasma-wall interaction studies by laser diagnostics and for erosion modelling.

Thales Alenia Space France SAS (France)

Responsible for mission analysis and requirement definition.

WIT Berry (Latvia)

Responsible for project’s communication and dissemination strategy and activities.