Monday, 16 January 2012 00:00

Riojan Boost

Riojan Boost

January 2012

The magazine of innovation, science and nature "Muy Interesante" (in English very interesting) has presented in the January 2012 chronicles the European level work of Jmp Ingenieros

   TECNOLOGY    To control the altitude and perform small maneuvers, some satellites useelectromagnetic propulsion system based on plasma and clean liquid fuel, known as PPT.

Now, the Riojan firm JMP Ingenieros lead the project Liquid Micro Thruster Plasma Pulserbased on this technology, which boostpresigue microprobes up to 5 kg.

This initiative involves centers and companies from different European countries, includingthe Institute of Plasma and Laser in Polandand NASP (Nájera Aerospace), a companycomposed of experts in electronics and telecommunications space environment of LaRioja

Photo Caption: Soft boost

The plasma is accelerated by electric and magnetic fields, providing a stable pulse although not veryhigh.