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Austria in Space

μPPT - Development of an Ignition Unit and Electronic Interface of a μPPT Flight Unit

Research at AIT has identified two major challenges, the limited lifetime of the ignition system and the size and volume of the electronic interface. Past projects proved that the ignition system lifetime is limited to a maximum of 15,000 cycles. Goal of the present project is to increase this to at least 250,000. The electronic components shall be implemented on a printed circuit board (PCB), which also contains up to four μPPT.

Austria in Space

μPPT Development - Micro Pulsed Plasma Thruster Development for Micro- to Picosatellite Applications

ARC is currently developing Europe’s first micro Pulsed Plasma Thruster (μPPT) with the ultimate objective of producing a flight model which may be flown on CubeSats. CubeSats are pico - satellites with dimensions of 10 cm 3 and hence impose the most demanding mass budget.