An electric propulsion system with a revolutionary propellant and best in class performance at a fraction of the size.
JPL designed Hall thruster exclusively licensed to Apollo with magnetic shielding for up to 2 MN-s total impulse.
ACE and AXE include Hall effect thrusters with best in class performance at a fraction of the size. Each thruster leverages the past 50 years of Hall thruster research in a clean sheet design with major innovations.
The Apollo PPU (Power Processing Unit) is radiation hardened by design, replacing failure-prone microprocessors with simple and reliable components. It's single circuit board design is 95% efficient.
ACE tanks are sized to fit the unique requirements of each customer mission. The tanks are designed and manufactured by Apollo to meet DOT, ODAR, system integrator, and launch range requirements.
The ACE thruster is the size of a soda can, and the system is a 3x improvement for compact propulsion systems.
At 4.5 kg dry mass, the ACE system offers 3x better total impulse per mass compared to other flight systems.
Impulse per system volume, N-s/L
250kg sat, 500m/s delta-V, 1 thruster, with propellant.
Blue bars represent competitive systems.
Apollo and our suppliers are completing qualification testing in line with ESA, MIL, and ISO standards. Test flow plans, test order, test procedures, and test levels are set to meet or exceed the performance, physical, electrical, environmental, thermal, and radiation requirements set by customer agreements. Learn more
Apollo's research and development lab has five vacuum chambers and one thermal-vac chamber, allowing for hundreds of tests per week. This has enabled the development of new system designs in weeks instead of years. These facilities are fault-tolerant by design and able to grow to enable acceptance testing of hundreds of systems per month. Learn more
Apollo has partnered with a high-volume aerospace manufacturing partner based in Silicon Valley. Apollo’s manufacturing partner specializes in high reliability aerospace and defense products and has the capacity to produce hundreds of units per month to Apollo Fusion customer specifications. Learn more