HYPROGEO (Hybrid Propulsion Module for transfer to GEO)

Independent access to space is a key component of the European Space Policy. As competition increases both for full launch systems and key subsystems, cost-effectiveness becomes a main driving factor.

Hybrid propulsion is not a new technology but its application to a transfer module or to a re-ignitable upper stage is very innovative. It provides an interesting alternative for transfer to a Geostationary orbit (GEO), lying between chemical propulsion (bi-liquid) and electrical propulsion.

Novaspace analysed the market for propulsion to demonstrate demand for a hybrid propulsion apogee engine. As part of this analysis, Novaspace evaluated and defined the competitive positioning of HYPROGEO and developed an associated exploitation plan and development roadmap.

An overview of the HYPROGEO project can be seen in the following video: https://youtu.be/5ZNLghWbads

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