Ionic Liquid Electrospray Emitter Machining
Breaking Taps is an extraordinary DIY material science and machining effort devoted to advanced sciences by a dedicated maker. Breaking Taps has joined forces with AIS in the spirit of collaboration and DIY science to manufacture advanced CNC machined ionic liquid ion source (ILIS) electrospray thruster emitters for the development of electrospray thrusters for Cubesats and PocketQubes, taking on a traditionally multi-million dollar development in the home lab to provide competitive, low-cost electrospray for nanosatellites at a fraction of the cost of current systems on the market.
Quantic Evans Capacitor
IEPC 2022 Boston
Quantic Evans Capacitor manufactures some of the most advanced, high energy-density wet tantalum capacitors on the market for critical aerospace, industry, and military applications. AIS has selected Evans Capacitors as the key energy storage technology for its AIS-VAT Series thrusters. In partnership with Evans, AIS will be collaborating at IEPC 2022 Boston with the full line of AIS-VAT Series on display at the Evans booth. In addition, AIS will be raffling the first three AIS-VAT0-DEMO Educational EP Learning Kits to promote accessibility and educational resources for electric propulsion for students.
Space Tech Expo 2022
As the primary manufacturer of CNC machined and 3D printed components for AIS, Xometry has provided critical services and support for enabling propulsion development at AIS. Xometry has collaborated with AIS to display a number of CNC machined and 3D printed parts at the Space Tech Expo 2022 to demonstrate Xometry’s capabilities with AIS.
Micro Hall Thruster Machining Case Study
As the primary manufacturer of CNC machined and 3D printed components for AIS, Xometry has provided critical services and support for enabling propulsion development at AIS. Xometry has collaborated with AIS on a case study analyzing one of the most complex systems to date at AIS, the development of an Adamantane fueled micro Hall thruster, the AIS-AHT1-PQ. The Xometry Case Study reviews some of the key features of the major machined components, as well as an overview of the approach and work done by AIS.
Care Weather Technologies
Hatchling Veery 1U CubeSat EP System
Care Weather Technologies and Applied Ion Sytems have collaborated to host an AIS-gPPT3-1C propulsion system aboard the Hatchling Veery 1U Cubesat. The propulsion system will be used for emergency collision avoidance. As of March 2021, Hatchling Veery is in orbit, successfully deployed via Rocket Labs Electron.
PocketQube Electric Propulsion Deployment
A major multi-organizational collaboration with teams from around the world, between AMSAT-Spain, Fossa Systems, Libre Space Foundation, and Applied Ion Systems. Two Applied Ion Systems AIS-gPPT3-1C pulsed plasma thrusters were selected to be flown on the AMSAT-Spain GENESIS-N and GENESIS-L 1.5P PocketQubes.
Citadel Space Systems
Ionic Liquid Electrospray Thruster Development
UK based Citadel Space Systems and Applied Ion Systems working together on a joint collaboration for the preliminary development of an ultra-low cost ionic liquid ion source (ILIS) electrospray thruster propulsion system for PocketQube-class satellites.