Consortum for Hall Effect Orbital Propulsion System (CHEOPS)
Research Project , 2016 – 2020

The CHEOPS (Consortium for Hall Effect Orbital Propulsion System) is a challenging space project that proposes to develop three different Hall Effect Thruster (HET) Electric Propulsion Systems (EPS), each with specific requirements leading to specific improvements at system and subsystem levels, in order to serve different application fields or orbits:

Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) dual mode EPS to provide high thrust during transfer and high Isp during station keeping.
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) low power EPS, with a very low cost target for mass production.
High power, high thrust EPS for Exploration  applications.

Participants

Ola Isaksson (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Dag Henrik Bergsjö

Docent vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Massimo Panarotto

Forskare vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Product Development

Collaborations

Advanced Space Technologies

Stuhr, Germany

Airbus SAS

Blagnac, France

Bradford Engineering

Heerle, Netherlands

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Köln, Germany

OHB AG Group

Bremen, Germany

SAFRAN Aircraft Engines

Vernon, France, France

SITAEL

Mola di Bari, Italy

SME4SPACE

Leuven, Belgium

Thales Alenia Space Belgium

Charleroi, Belgium

Thales Alenia Space France

Toulouse, France

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Getafe (Madrid), Spain

Funding

European Commission (EC)

Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2020 with 3,223,148.00 SEK

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Publications

More information

Project Web Page

http://epic-src.eu/cheops/

Latest update

2018-03-14