Constellations, Launch, New Space and more…
“Strategic Research Cluster on Electric Propulsion”
Plasma Propulsion for Small Satellites
Rest firing of Europe’s Helicon Plasma Thruster. (Credit: SENER)

A test firing of Europe’s Helicon Plasma Thruster, developed with ESA by SENER in Spain. This compact, electrodeless and low voltage design is ideal for the propulsion of small satellites, including maintaining the formation of large orbital constellations.


  • Parabolic Arc
  • September 3, 2020