Xenon Flow Controller for Stationary Plasma Thruster with a Discharge Power of up to 5 kW

Xenon Flow Controller provides the required propellant flow rate to the Stationary Plasma Thruster with a discharge power of up to 5-6 kW and distributes the propellant flow rate between the anode and cathode lines.
Year of release: 1996
Guaranteed service life (years): 16
Estimated production / delivery time (months): 9
Flight qualification of the product: Yes
Brief history of flight qualification:
As part of: SS/Loral’s S/C Airbus Defense & Space S/C.
Possibility to adapt the product to customer requirements: Yes

Parameter Value
Flow rate regulation range (7.0 - 20.0) mg/s
Mass 0.32 kg


Consists of a flow regulator that regulates the total flow rate; anode and cathode restrictors that ensure the required distribution of the propellant flow rate. Propellant - xenon.


Manufacturing lead time is given without taking into account the time needed to procure materials (4 months) and procured parts and components (6 months).

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