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High delta-V thruster for Cubesats

Phase Four Secures DARPA Funding for High Delta-V Cubesat Electric Propulsion System
[Via SpaceRef Top Stories]

Phase Four LLC Secures Funding From Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to Deliver Fully Integrated, High Delta-V Cubesat Electric Propulsion System

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An interesting thruster/engine for small satellites. According to a case study at their website, a couple of liters of water would be enough propellant to move a Cubesat from LEO to a nearby asteroid for prospecting.

Such a high thrist engine could open up all sorts of possible missions for small satellites. Even a mission to Mars.

Image: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center