Electric thrusters are making dramatic strides in spacecraft propulsion based on their superior efficiencies versus chemical propulsion. Electric propulsion covers a wide range from cubesat microthrusters to primary propulsion for deep space missions. The state of the art is advancing quickly, and Dynavac brings our deep-rooted experience in flight hardware testing and space simulation to help our customers develop and test exciting new technologies.
Electric Thruster Development and Test
Electric Thrusters- a Revolution in Spacecraft Propulsion
Electric propulsion test chambers
Our electric propulsion test chambers are designed to meet the pumping challenges of maintaining space vacuum and temperature conditions under the thruster flow rates. Our stable chamber conditions give the right environment for all your test needs- including thrust and exhaust velocity measurements, plume characterization, and life testing.
Dynavac test chambers for electric thruster testing and development
Success Story: Dual-Purpose Space Simulation Facility for Satellite and Plasma Thruster Testing
The Australian National University’s Research School of Astronomy and Physics needed a test facility to support both thermal vacuum and plasma thruster testing for several high-profile programs including the Giant Magellan Telescope, Australian Plasma Thruster and Australian CubeSats.