C4.10 Green Solutions for Space Propulsion
Symposium: C4. IAF SPACE PROPULSION
Session: 10 – Propulsion Technology (3)
Room: Bremen 3
Chemical Hydrazine based systems dominate the market for satellite propulsion since several decades but this market is currently in a significant change process.
Green, non-toxic propellants, the maturation of electric propulsion, upcoming mega-constellations, “new space”, “clean space”, exploration missions to moon and mars … all these new requirements foster and influence the adaptation of the current product portfolio but also give opportunities for new technologies to be developed.
This paper gives an industry view about space propulsion in Europe with the focus on a changing market and trends for green solutions for the future.