The satellite market and its needs are constantly evolving and growing. Europe must be able to offer a competitive and reliable European dual mode thruster with sufficient power to perform electric orbit rising and station keeping. CHEOPS MEDIUM POWER will deliver this product thus strengthening the position of the European space industry on the worldwide scene.
The ambition in CHEOPS MEDIUM POWER is to introduce the ability to assess qualification ability into a multidisciplinary design optimisation cycle. MEDIUM POWER brings capabilities beyond the state of art by suggesting novel qualification strategies and updates of ECSS standards.
The overall concept of CHEOPS MEDIUM POWER is the continuation of CHEOPS initial phase activities to mature technologies in order to achieve a TRL6/7 at system level of Electic Propulsion System (EPS)