End-Mounted Standard MiPS-1U

Overview

The VACCO End-Mounted Standard Micro-Propulsion System (MiPS) is a low-cost, cold gas propulsion module designed to utilize the “tuna can” volume in CubeSat P-POD deployment systems.

Using Chemically Etched Micro System (ChEMStm) technology, VACCO has produced a complete propulsion system including propellant storage, pressurization, distribution, thrusters and controller. This simple, highly integrated design uses a self-pressurizing liquid propellant that is expelled as a gas.

The 0.25U MiPS is capable of 93N-sec of total impulse with up to 1,860,000 firings. MiPS brings true propulsion capabilities to micro-spacecraft for formation flying, altitude control and velocity change (delta-v).

Specifications

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