Solution in Aerospace & Defense Industry: Satellite Thrusters

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Customer Problem

More than a thousand satellites are launched into orbit every year, and this number is increasing due to the demand of mobile communications and GPS.

Satellites operate in a demanding environment with access constraints; thus, lifetime, quality and stability are essential.

  • Limited erosion properties against plasma
  • Stable operation over a wide power range (2,500 to 5,000 W)
  • Wide operating temperature range (-65 / 310°C)
Ceramic Thruster
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Our Solution

Our engineers collaborate with our customers in the development of a product that enables orbit raising and station-keeping by providing important weight savings versus conventional propulsion, excellent thrust to power ratio and withstanding large changes in temperature without failure. 

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Kennametal provided high performance BN composite material suitable and qualified for the manufacture of plasma thrusters (Hall effect / propulsion) by providing extended life span of satellite compared to other materials.

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Increased communications will require accelerated deployment of satellites. Kennametal is well positioned to meet this demand through our portfolio of solutions and contribute to the extended life of satellites.

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