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RIT μX

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A versatile miniaturized electric propulsion thruster optimized for high precision orbital maneuvers.

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RIT μX is the smallest Radiofrequency Ion Thruster of the electric propulsion thruster portfolio of Airbus Safran Launchers. An electric propulsion system based on RIT μX answers to advanced and challenging mission requirements thanks to special characteristics demonstrated during extensive tests:

  • complex thrust profiles,
  • high dynamics and high resolution,
  • thrust linearity,
  • very low noise
  • very long thruster lifetime.
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    RIT μX ion thruster
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