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T4i Won Contract from ESA for REGULUS Propulsion System Evolution

25 Sep 2020, 12:16 UTC
T4i Won Contract from ESA for REGULUS Propulsion System Evolution
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REGULOUS propulsion (Credit: T-4i)

PADUA, Italy (T4i PR) — T4i, a company providing customized and off-the-shelf propulsion systems, is entering the microsatellite market with its first propulsion system product, REGULUS. It all begun in 2006 with the initial thruster development at the University of Padua.

Passing through the years the first thruster version was miniaturized and then surrounded by all the other subsystems to get a complete propulsion unit. Today REGULUS is almost ready to be integrated in UNISAT-7 for its first launch in space in October.

This 2020 is in fact a big milestone for REGULUS but it does not represent the end of T4i EP systems developments. Rather this is the beginning.

“Apart being the first EP system using iodine that is going to fly, thanks to its technology REGULUS represents a new era of doing propulsion”, says Elena Toson, T4i Business Development Manager. “To make a correlation, Ferrari cars stands for electric propulsion existing technologies just as Fiat 500 stands for REGULUS. And in the past Fiat 500 completely revolutionized the way people were moving”.

But T4i is already thinking about the future and what will be its next EP steps. In fact, T4i won ...

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