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Busek Co. Inc. develops several types of thruster systems for CubeSat and other small spacecraft missions. DATASHEETS
These include electrospray, Hall Effect, micro-resistojet, pulsed plasma, RF ion thruster, and green
monopropellant thrusters.
BET-1mN
For over 25 years, Busek Co. Inc. has been working to develop electric propulsion (EP) for spacecraft
culminating in flight demonstration missions on small satellites. The appeal of EP is that it offers exceptional BET-100
propellant efficiency (compared to traditional chemical propulsion) to give spacecraft the capability of large Micro Resistojet
delta-V maneuvers at the cost of relatively little propellant. Busek is actively miniaturizing electric propulsion
systems to the mass, volume, and power consumptions relevant to CubeSat and small spacecraft BmP-220
applications.
BGT-X5
This work has resulted in the development of four technologies that allow CubeSats to achieve a
performance niche previously attainable only in their larger counterparts. BIT-3

Applications range from precision attitude control (10uN-s impulse bits) to large delta-V maneuvers (up to
410m/s in less than 1U volume). Each of the four systems (electrospray thruster, microresistojet, micro
pulsed plasma thruster and RF ion thruster) are near or under 1U volume and include propellant storage and
management, as well as power electronics and digital interface to the host spacecraft. Also included in this
class of thrusters is the green monopropellant thruster in a 1.5U package.

MICRO MICRO PULSED


RESISTOJET PLASMA THRUSTER

RF ION GREEN MONOPROP HALL EFFECT


THRUSTER THRUSTER THRUSTER

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