Xenon and Krypton electric propulsion system with best in class performance for spacecraft with less than 1 kW of power.
Xenon and Krypton electric propulsion system with a magnetically shielded thruster and 1.5 MN-s total impulse for spacecraft with more than 1 kW power.
|Xenon, Krypton||PROPELLANTS||Krypton, Xenon|
|400 W||INPUT POWER||1,450 W|
~25 mN (Xe)
~18 mN (Kr)
~60 mN (Xe)
~54 mN (Kr)
~1,400 s (Xe)
~1,300 s (Kr)
~1,760 s (Xe)
~1,800 s (Kr)
|300 kN-s (Xe)||TOTAL IMPULSE||1.5 MN-s|
|file_downloadDownload datasheet||file_downloadDownload datasheet|
The Apollo PPU (Power Processing Unit) is radiation hardened by design, replacing many microprocessors with simple and reliable components. Its single circuit board design is 95% efficient.
Apollo’s krypton configurations include gaseous feed systems in single and multi-thruster configurations with flight-proven components from a respected industry partner with heritage.
Apollo’s krypton configurations include tanks sized to fit the unique requirements of each customer mission with flight-proven COPV construction rated to 2,700 psi or 4,000 psi.
Apollo and our suppliers are completing qualification testing in line with ESA, MIL, and ISO standards. Test flow plans, test order, test procedures, and test levels are set to meet or exceed the performance, physical, electrical, environmental, thermal, and radiation requirements set by customer agreements. Learn more
Apollo's research and development lab has five vacuum chambers and one thermal-vac chamber, allowing for hundreds of tests per week. This has enabled the development of new system designs in weeks instead of years. These facilities are fault-tolerant by design and able to grow to enable acceptance testing of hundreds of systems per month. Learn more
Apollo has partnered with a high-volume aerospace manufacturing partner based in Silicon Valley. Apollo’s manufacturing partner specializes in high reliability aerospace and defense products and has the capacity to produce hundreds of units per month to Apollo Fusion customer specifications. Learn more
Apollo Fusion is a venture-funded small business led by Mike Cassidy (CEO and co-founder). Mike previously co-founded four successful startups and was a Vice President at Google where he led Project Loon, a high-altitude balloon telecommunications system using Free Space Optical Communications. The Apollo Fusion team includes domain experts in electric propulsion, Hall thrusters, aerospace engineering, systems engineering, electrical engineering, and software engineering. Our team has designed and built hardware on over 400 spacecraft that have reached orbit.
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