Space Propulsion Applications

HDES Service & Engineering has developed the idea of a battery powered resistojet, a small rocket engine that uses an advanced high density battery like the future solid state Li-ion batteries to provide a short burst of high power for propulsion. This enables the thruster to produce a high thrust for a short time while still working at a reasonable efficiency. In this way a system is created to has the advantages of a chemical rocket motor with the efficiency of an electrical rocket motor.

The proba 2 technology demonstration satellite [ESA]

The proba 2 technology demonstration satellite [ESA]