The Value of Our Research
The use of electric propulsion has become popular in space activities in recent decades. In addition to the common applications for GEO satellites and space probes, electric propulsion is also used for large constellation satellites and other low Earth orbit satellites. The need for electric propulsion is growing rapidly. Our national space industries should be stronger than global competitors to meet this demand. This research aims to strengthen the competitiveness of electric propulsion technologies, especially for Hall thrusters, from both a short-term and long-term perspective.
① 6 kW Hall Thruster
As an electric propulsion system with a large thrust range, we will realize a 6 kW Hall thruster with high-level QCD (quality, cost, and delivery), aiming to acquire the market for all-electric satellites and future probes.
② 1 kW Hall Thrusters
With the rapidly growing demand for low Earth orbit satellites as the main target, we aim to acquire and expand the market by leveraging our 1 kW Hall thruster with long service life and low cost. We also aim to apply them to space debris removal satellites.
③ Innovation on Electric Propulsion
We aim to develop competitive electric propulsion systems by finding innovative technologies from a long-term perspective.