Low power plasma thrusters and
electric propulsion subsystems.
Bringing efficient and planet friendly space technologies to life.
Flexible development methodology.
Hall-effect thrusters are the most suited for different kinds of spacemissions.
Electric propulsion is the future of the space global market. Are you in?
On the basis of SETS project, small-scale production of the main structural elements of electric propulsion systems has been organized which enables quick items production and their quality control.
The SPS40 Propulsion System was designed for medium and large satellites and able to adjust the orbit parameters and insure the maneuverability of satellites in space. The propulsion system is designed for advanced satellites constellations in order to correct position relatively to each other.
SPS40 is based on two ST40 Hall-Effect Thrusters.
The SPS25 Propulsion System was designed for mini satellites mass up to 500 kg. The propulsion system is used to adjust the positions of satellites and deorbit them after the finish of their operational lifespan. A vital advantage of this propulsion system is the significantly smaller power consumption.
SPS25 is based on the ST25 Hall-Effect Thruster.
The ST40 Hall-Effect Thruster with an anode layer is designed for use as part of the propulsion system for satellites mass up to 1 T. It is used to orient and stabilize of the spacecraft in various orbits. The propulsion system provides a thrust of up to 35 mN at a maximum electric power consumption of 500 W. The propulsion system that contains ST40 can be used on satellites for various purposes.
The ST25 Hall-Effect Thruster is a modification of a Thruster with an Anode Layer. The magnet system of this thruster significantly differs from the classic system. A permanent magnet is used instead of an electromagnet as the central magnet core. This reduces the power consumption of the thruster and increases efficiency.
The Power Processing Unit is one of the components of the SPS40 and SPS25 propulsion systems. It provides power conditioning and control for the Plasma Thrusters and the Xenon Feed System unit.
SETS is developing a modular Xenon Feed System (XFS) with significant reductions in mass and cost while increasing system reliability. This system consists of a package of valves and jets to reliably lower and retain pressure in the specified parameters. The feed system can be scaled to almost any mission associated with LEO and GEO orbits.
Space Electric Thruster Systems (SETS) is an aerospace company based in Austin TX with subdivisions in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Dnipro, Ukraine since 2016.
Our team consisting of 20+ people with more than 10 years experience in the Hall-Effect Thruster Technology has all conditions for design, manufacture, and testing all components of Space Propulsion Systems, such as Hall-Effect Thrusters, Xenon Storage and Feed System, Power Processing Unit and Automatic Control System.
Space Electric Thruster Systems (SETS) is an aerospace company based in Austin TX with subdivisions in Edinburgh, Scotland, and Dnipro, Ukraine, was founded in 2016 to bring efficient and planet friendly space technologies to life.
SETS philosophy is to provide economical, high-frequency access to space for small payloads through the design, manufacture and operation of reliable, low-cost and high efficiency Electric Propulsion Systems.
Our team consisting of 20+ people with more than 10 years experience in the Hall-Effect Thrusters Technology has all conditions for design, manufacture, and testing all components of Space Propulsion Systems, such as Hall-Effect Thrusters, Xenon Storage and Feed System, Power Processing Unit and Automatic Control System.
We are developing full stack electric propulsion systems and subsystems for spacecrafts up to 1T.
A flexible development methodology differs us from many other companies. Moreover, we have succeeded to significantly reduce the price of propulsion system without compromising the quality of a product. That allow our clients to increase satellite payload by 30% and consequently increase income for their telecommunication services by 17 million euro annually.
In June 2018, our team was awarded Seal of Excellence Certificate delivered by the European Commission, as the institution managing Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation 2014-2020.
Founder and CEO
Viktor has 6 years experience in the space industry working at the South Machine-Building Plant (Yuzhmash), where he was the Leading Specialist in RSS (rocket - space segment).
He was key in the development of the "Sea Launch" and "Land Launch" projects and participated in the production and sale of Earth remote sensing (ERS) systems.
Alexander has more than 30 years experience in space engine technology. He worked at the Pulse Engineering lab at Texas Tech University and at NASA's Lewis Research Center advancing the "stable operation of stationary plasma thrusters.”
Alexander Petrenko also participated in the development of a plasma ion engine in Lanzhou City, China.
Development strategy establishing. Business planning. Market analysis. Search for specialists in the field of electric propulsion systems. Laboratory structure definition.
Building of the core team. Vacuum test stands production. Selecting of measuring and recording equipment. Defining of electric propulsion design parameters for various missions. Calculating of the propulsion system main elements.
Team expansion. Establishment of departments. Development of electric propulsion systems components (anode block, hollow cathode, SFS, PPU, and others). Manufacturing of laboratory prototypes of the electric propulsion systems components. Beginning of the laboratory prototype tests.
Engineering samples designing: ST25, ST40 subsystems; Hollow cathodes: Heated SHC70 Non-heated SHC60. Automatic measuring and registering of electric propulsion system parameters. Control system. Organization of production facilities.