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Gollor M.,European Space Agency | Franke A.,European Space Agency | Boss M.,Airbus | de la Cruz F.,Astrium CRISA | And 2 more authors.
11th International Energy Conversion Engineering Conference | Year: 2013

For European space missions the importance of electricc propulsion is growing strongly. The initial drivers of this development were programs of the European Space Agency and projects of the European national space agencies. In addition, electric propulsion has now being accepted by European commercial satellite manufacturers. Actual programs target obit raising and station keeping with full electric propulsion for telecom satellites. European space industry, represented by individual companies, has developed specific and broad-use solutions for the electronics dedicated to powering and controlling electric propulsion systems.


Gollor M.,European Space Agency | Boss M.,Airbus | de la Cruz F.,Astrium CRISA | Galantini P.,SELEX Galileo | Bourguignon E.,Thales Alenia
47th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference and Exhibit 2011 | Year: 2011

For European space missions the importance of electric propulsion is growing strongly. The initial drivers of this development were programs of the European Space Agency and projects of the European national space agencies. In addition, electric propulsion is getting more and more acceptance from European commercial satellite manufacturers. European space industry, represented by individual companies, has developed specific and broad-use solutions for the electronics dedicated to powering and controlling electric propulsion systems. © 2011 by European Space Agency. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc.


Camilletti A.,Airbus | Burgess C.,Airbus | Donchev A.,Airbus | Watson S.,Airbus | And 4 more authors.
Cryogenics | Year: 2014

The Sea Land Surface Temperature Radiometer is a dual view Earth observing instrument developed as part of the European Global Monitoring for Environment and Security programme. It is scheduled for launch on two satellites, Sentinel 3A and 3B in 2014. The instrument detectors are cooled to below 85 K by two split Stirling Cryocoolers running in hot redundancy. These coolers form part of a cryocooler system that includes a support structure and drive electronics. Aspects of the system design, including control and reduction of exported vibration are discussed; and results, including thermal performance and exported vibration from the Engineering Model Cryooler System test campaign are presented. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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