Enabling Propulsion System for Small Satellites (EPSS)

Development Projects

NanoAvionics has been awarded a grant by the European Commission under the framework of Horizon 2020 SME Instrument Phase 2, in order to develop and commercialize an innovative product: an enabling chemical propulsion system (EPSS). The project is devoted to accomplishing technological and business case development goals, including bringing the system to the market through a piloting process and the implementation of production infrastructure. By the end of the project, the satellite propulsion system will reach the final 9th technology readiness level (TRL). The project will cover the following activities:

  • manufacture of the advanced EPSS prototype, performance of the qualification test campaign and subsequent validation by the pilot user;
  • design and implementation of the pilot production infrastructure including setup of the manufacturing process, manufacturing personnel, and quality assurance procedures;
  • preparation for relevant ISO 9001 quality management certification; and
  • validation of production infrastructure through manufacturing and delivery of the first small batch of EPSSs.
EPSS propulsion system prototype

EPSS propulsion system prototype

Project Details

EU Horizon2020
  • Funding Organization / Funding Program: European Commission / Horizon 2020 Programme
  • Funding Tool: SME instrument Phase 2
  • Project Amount: Eur 1,679,508.00
  • Project Duration: June 2017 – May 2019
  • Project Reference: cordis.europa.eu