Orbion Aurora

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The Orbion Plasma Propulsion System – Aurora is based on the most reliable, well-known forms of electric propulsion (EP) in existence – Hall-effect thruster (HET) technology.

Commonly used in spacecraft propulsion for over 30 years, HET is a type of ion thruster which accelerates propellant via an electric field. Trapped within an intense magnetic field, electrons ionize the propellant – in the case of the Aurora, inert xenon gas – creating ionized plasma. The resulting exit velocity of the plasma of up to 15,000 meters per second produces the thrust needed to maneuver small spacecraft 70kg and larger.

 

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Orbion Space Technology – Orbion Aurora

Overview
NameOrbion Aurora
ManufacturerOrbion Space Technology
SubsystemPropulsion
ClassificationElectric Propulsion System
Sub-classificationHall Effect
Form FactorSmallSat
Vendor Overview
Vendor NameOrbion Space Technology
Vendor Websitehttps://orbionspace.com/
Vendor LocationUnited States
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SPECIFICATIONS
SubsystemPropulsion
ClassificationElectric Propulsion System
Form FactorSmallSat
VendorOrbion Space Technology
HeritageN/A
Mass6.0 kg
Nominal Power200.0 W

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