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August 12th, 2013. Safran Aircraft Engines announced today that its four PPS®1350-G plasma thrusters on the Alphasat satellite, launched on July 25 by an Ariane 5 rocket for Inmarsat,
Alphasat is the first satellite built by Astrium using the new Alphabus platform developed jointly by Astrium and Thales Alenia Space with the support of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the French space agency CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales). The satellite’s four PPS®1350-G plasma thrusters, each rated at 1.5kW and developing 9 grams of thrust, will be used for North-South Station Keeping in the satellite’s geostationary orbit, throughout its design life of 15 years.
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Four plasma thrusters PPS®1350-G now in operation on Alphasat satellite
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SAF2013_0124055
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Date the end of rights : 26/11/2112
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