The VACCO AFRL Propulsion Unit for Cubesats(PUC) is a delta-v propulsion system specifically optimized for CubeSats. The propulsion module is available in a variety of sizes from 0.14U to 1U with features that include minimal payload displacement, high delta-v, low mass, low power and a simple control interface.
The self-contained propulsion system includes an integral controller,propellant storage, propellant feed system, sensors and a 5.4 mN warm gas thruster. Reliability is ensured through simplicity of design, welded titanium construction and frictionless valve technology.
- Scalable from 0.25U to 1U
- Minimal payload displacement
- High total impulse and delta-V
- 5.4 mN CU Aerospace MCD thruster
- Low power
- 15 watts firing in warm gas mode
- 0.055 watts in standby mode
- Simple control interface
- Reliable, frictionless valve technology
AFRL Propulsion Unit for Cubesats (PUC) Data Sheet
|UNIT||TOTAL IMPULSE (N/SEC)||DELTA-V, 3 KG CUBESAT (METERS/SEC)||DELTA-V, 4 KG CUBESAT (METERS/SEC)||DRY MAS(GRAMS)|
Performance characteristics are based on customer requirements. As such, they are not representative of component capabilities or limitations.
Sizes 0.14U To 1U Available