IFM Nano Thruster SE

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IFM Nano Thruster SE

PPU Voltage: 12V 28V Custom Pre-order
Building on the flight heritage IFM Nano Thruster, the IFM Nano Thruster SE expands controllability towards active thrust vector control, without moving parts.

pre-sale $ 74,400 incl. shipping

Available from 2019


Inert non-pressurized tank during launch

Extremely high total impulse density

Significantly cheaper than Xenon

Developed for ESA Science Missions

6th Generation PPU
> 85% efficiency

Active Thrust Vector control

The IFM Nano Thruster SE allows to actively control the resulting thrust vector, without any moving parts. It can therefore steer, correct for CoG mismatch or can enable advanced missions requiring precise thrust pointing.

Mature Technology

The IFM Nano Thruster is a mature technology, developed under ESA contracts for 15 years. In this time more than 100 emitter have been tested and an ongoing lifetime test has demonstrated more than 17.000 h of firing without degradation of the emitter performance.

Dynamic precise Thrust control

The thrust can be controlled through the electrode voltages, providing excellent controllability over the full thrust range and a low thrust noise.

Controllable specific impulse up to 6000 s

Due to the efficient ionization process, which allows the capacity to ionize up to 60% of the evaporated Indium atoms, the IFM Nano Thruster can provide a higher specific impulse than any other ion propulsion system currently on the market.

Safe and inert system compliant with all launcher requirements

The IFM Nano contains no moving parts and the propellant is in its solid state at room temperature. Avoiding any liquid and reactive propellants as well as pressurized tanks significantly simplifies handling, integration and launch procedures and allows unrestricted use in secondary payloads.

Compact building blocks

The IFM Nano thruster module is used as a compact pre-qualified building block in order to provide custom solutions at a commodity price and ultra-short lead times Although, building blocks are completely self-contained propulsion systems, the whole cluster can be operated as a single plug-and-play unit.

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IFM Nano Thruster SE

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