Consortum for Hall Effect Orbital Propulsion System (CHEOPS)

The CHEOPS (Consortium for Hall Effect Orbital Propulsion System) is a challenging space project that proposes to develop three different Hall Effect Thruster (HET) Electric Propulsion Systems (EPS), each with specific requirements leading to specific improvements at system and subsystem levels, in order to serve different application fields or orbits:

Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) dual mode EPS to provide high thrust during transfer and high Isp during station keeping.
Low Earth Orbit (LEO) low power EPS, with a very low cost target for mass production.
High power, high thrust EPS for Exploration  applications.

CHALMERS through the SED research group lead the Value Impact Analysis workpackage. 

Partner organizations

  • German Aerospace Center (DLR) (Research Institute, Germany)
  • SITAEL (Private, Italy)
  • SME4SPACE (Non Profit, Belgium)
  • SAFRAN Aircraft Engines (Private, France)
  • Bradford Engineering (Private, Netherlands)
  • Airbus Group (Private, Netherlands)
  • Advanced Space Technologies (Private, Germany)
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Academic, Spain)
  • Thales Group (Private, France)
  • OHB AG Group (Private, Germany)
Start date 01/11/2016
End date The project is closed: 31/03/2020

Published: Thu 03 Sep 2020.