Skybox Awards Contract to ECAPS for HPGP Modules
[Via Satellite 03-14-2014] ECAPS, an SS Group company, has been awarded a contract by Skybox Imaging to supply 12 complete high performance green propulsion (HPGP) system modules for the SkySat constellation of high-resolution imaging and video-capable satellites.
The contract represents the largest order for HPGP systems and is a follow-on to the previously awarded contract for a modular HPGP system for SkySat 3. The 12 modules will be delivered during 2015 and 2016. In addition to providing increased performance over monopropellant hydrazine, the implementation of HPGP technology provides a more cost effective solution than similarly-sized hydrazine systems when compared over a satellite mission’s life-cycle.
“This transition into serial production for both the SkySat propulsion system modules and the associated 1N HPGP thrusters is truly exciting for ECAPS,” said Mathias Persson, president of ECAPS.