Building on the heritage of the IFM Nano Thruster, ENPULSION is developing a scaled version of the technology to target small and medium size spacecrafts. The IFM Micro 100 Thruster is engineered in a modular approach, with units clustering easily together to form building blocks that can be arranged for various mission profiles. Radiation tolerant options for the power processing unit are available for different mission applications and reliability levels. First models for flight demonstration missions will be delivered in Q2 of 2020.
The IFM Micro Thruster can be integrated in a stacked configuration, with the PPU situated directly underneath the thruster head, with same footprint. Alternatively, the PPU box can be integrated separately from the thruster head.