PacSci EMC Compact Modular SmallSat Propulsion System

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July 3, 2017 | Originally published by Date Line: July 3 on

Pacific Science EMC announces the release of its new Modular Architecture Propulsion System (MAPS™) for the small satellite market. The compact design of MAPS is a breakthrough in reducing time and cost of integrating the propulsion system with the satellite and launch vehicle. MAPS reduces the time from fabrication and testing to integration on the launch vehicle by up to 78{3697ea7f2db31f692509c58222c2e169fe42d697f090cb10ad578c4c4844c838}. The solid propellant thrusters provide precise and predictable performance from satellite deployment to decommissioning.

MAPS is a solid, clean-burning propellant array of rocket motors. By using a solid propellant (rather than hydrazine or even a less toxic liquid propellant) there is no need for valves, fittings, welds, filters, heaters or complex thrusters, significantly reducing assembly time and cost–and greatly improving system reliability. The solid propellant does not contaminate optics or solar panels and does not require warm-up time. There is also no need to fuel the system, which can save approximately one week during launch vehicle integration.

For additional details, see, https://psemc.com/products/networked-electronic-ordnance-devices/satellite-propulsion-system/

To request additional information, see, https://psemc.com/?s=MAPS

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