Session

Technical Poster Session 6: Propulsion

Location

Utah State University, Logan, UT

Abstract

Patchedconics, LLC. of Japan successfully delivered a gas generator propulsion system to a Japanese venture satellite company, ALE, in 2019, and now presents the new product featuring Heater-free, Lowest Power Consumption & Highest Volume Availability Gas-Generator Propulsion System. It is the most suitable solution for Micro to Nano Satellites with significant cost reduction.

To create such propulsion units, which fit especially for micro to nano satellites, key intellectual assests were developed. This system continuously vaporizes a liquidized gas in space. Vaporizing systems are not new technology. However, Patchedconics way is different, and allows gas generation without heater, through its proprietary isenthalpic pressure reducer. The system also utilizes energy harvesting technique, which takes advantage of the heat from the spacecraft structure. Those technologies enable the propulsion system to get rid of high power consumption. The only remaining power consuming components being the electromagnetic valves and PCBs.

Another feature of the new system is in terms of the volume efficiency with no dead volume. Most of the system is built buried in the propellant storage. This is also one of the intellectual properties that Patchedconics possesses and enables constructing surprisingly concise, high density system with lowered cost.

Patchedconics also presents now its orbit control strategy, developed for maximizing lifetime of satellites on Low Earth Orbit, based on data from an operational satellite.

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Aug 7th, 12:00 AM

Heater-Free, Lowest Power Consumption & Highest Volume Availability Gas-Generator Propulsion System - Most Suitable for Micro to Nano Satellites

Utah State University, Logan, UT

Patchedconics, LLC. of Japan successfully delivered a gas generator propulsion system to a Japanese venture satellite company, ALE, in 2019, and now presents the new product featuring Heater-free, Lowest Power Consumption & Highest Volume Availability Gas-Generator Propulsion System. It is the most suitable solution for Micro to Nano Satellites with significant cost reduction.

To create such propulsion units, which fit especially for micro to nano satellites, key intellectual assests were developed. This system continuously vaporizes a liquidized gas in space. Vaporizing systems are not new technology. However, Patchedconics way is different, and allows gas generation without heater, through its proprietary isenthalpic pressure reducer. The system also utilizes energy harvesting technique, which takes advantage of the heat from the spacecraft structure. Those technologies enable the propulsion system to get rid of high power consumption. The only remaining power consuming components being the electromagnetic valves and PCBs.

Another feature of the new system is in terms of the volume efficiency with no dead volume. Most of the system is built buried in the propellant storage. This is also one of the intellectual properties that Patchedconics possesses and enables constructing surprisingly concise, high density system with lowered cost.

Patchedconics also presents now its orbit control strategy, developed for maximizing lifetime of satellites on Low Earth Orbit, based on data from an operational satellite.