AFRL PUC-0.5U

Overview

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.

Development hardware has been extensively tested including 75,000+ cold gas firings in a vacuum chamber.

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.

Specifications

Component Type
Cold Gas System
Form Factor
CubeSat
Dry Mass
0.568 kg
Average Power
15.0 W
Heritage
N/A
Status
In Production