Sep 15

The development and qualification of the STAR resistojet system for telecommunications applications

Federico Romei, Matthew Robinson, Christopher Ogunlesi, Dr Dave Gibbon and Dr Angelo Grubisic

36th International Electric Propulsion Conference University of Vienna • Vienna, Austria
September 15-20, 2019


UK Space Agency Flagship

Super-High Temperature Resistojets for All-Electric
Telecommunication Satellites (STAR)
 National Space Technology Programme (NSTP) Flagship project:
2-years TRL innovation (KO in April)

– Developed High-Temperature Resistojet (HTR) AM design
– Proved first AM resistojet prototype in 316L
 Goal: design and testing of STAR EM model in high-temperature