GIESEPP
Highest efficiency in every mission

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GIESEPP STANDS FOR

Gridded

Ion

Engine

Standardised

Electric

Propulsion

Platforms

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THE GIESEPP CONSORTIUM PARTNERS
GRIDDED ION ENGINE TECHNOLOGIES
RIT-Series

AG: RIT-Series

QinetiQ: T-Series

What is the GIESEPP Project About?

The GIESEPP (Gridded Ion Engine Standardised Electric Propulsion Platform) project has been set up to develop, build and test to TRL5 the first European Plug and Play Gridded Ion Engine System to operate ArianeGroup and QinetiQ Space Ion Engines for LEO, GEO and Space Exploration Missions.

The approach to system standardisation will provide highly cost competitive and innovative Electric Propulsion Systems whilst meeting the technical requirements needed to address our customer needs for future satellite assets.

The Project will also describe the roadmap to higher TRL by 2024.

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Latest News

Despite Covid: GIESEPP continues until September 2021

GIESEPP has now opted for an extension up until the end of September 2021.
25. May 2021/by ProjectCoordination

Full Coupling Tests GIESEPP-1L/2L with RIT-10

After last year´s first achievement GIESEPP has geared up once again: A fully coupled Electric Propulsion System consisting of the RIT-10 Thruster Unit, the T5-Neutralizer, Flow Control Equipment and a down-sized PPU was brought to life.
18. February 2021/by ProjectCoordination

GIESEPP further pushed forward with GIESEPP-MP

With GIESEPP project programmed to find an end in 2021 the development is nevertheless not yet at the term of activities. To take this into account another EU-funded campaign will host a new project GIESEPP-MP that will cover the seamless continuation of the activities. Budget period covers from January 2021 up to the end of 2023.
15. January 2021/by ProjectCoordination

Coupling Test GIESEPP-1G for GEO

The GIESEPP team is taking the next milestone: Set up for a full coupled propulsion system with ArianeGroup´s RIT-2X 5-kW-thruster unit, AST GmbH´s Flow Control Unit (FCU) and Electronic Pressure Regulator (EPR) and CRISA´s Power Processing Unit (PPU).
8. December 2020/by ProjectCoordination

GIESEPP Strategic Adaptation

Change in Teaming and Setup: Mars Space Ltd to take the lead in T7-Thruster Development.
21. July 2020/by ProjectCoordination

Coupling Test GIESEPP 1L/2L for LEO on Preliminary Setup

Despite all COVID impacts and against all odds the GIESEPP team has progressed one step forward: Coupling ArianeGroup´s RIT-10 thruster with QinetiQ´s T5-Neutralizer and AST GmbH´s flow control equipment (FCU, EPR, RADICAL) has demonstrated the perfect cooperation of all related devices for the very first time.
17. March 2020/by ProjectCoordination

GIESEPPS PRELIMINARY DESIGN REVIEW (PDR) FOR THE 1L/2L CONFIGURATION

At the Advanced Space Technologies Facilities in Bremen/Germany, the GIESEPP consortium presented to the European Union and to the national agencies the preliminary design of the GIESEPP 1L/2L configuration on a meeting that took place in Q4/2019.
13. January 2020/by ProjectCoordination

GIESEPPs Preliminary Design Review PDR for the 1G Configuration

At the ArianeGroup Orbital Propulsion Facilities in Lampoldshausen/Germany, the GIESEPP consortium presented to the European Union and to the national agencies the preliminary design of the GIESEPP 1G configuration.
28. February 2019/by ProjectCoordination

Key Point 1 Meeting for GIESEPP Partners in Bremen

On the 31st of March 2017 was the “Key Point 1 Meeting” with all the GIESEPP Partners. The meeting was held at OHB in Bremen/ Germany. The day was dedicated to discussions concerning GIESEPP first high level requirements on the basis of different mission scenarios.
9. May 2017/by ProjectCoordination

GIESEPP Consortium Granted Horizon 2020 Agreement for the Development of a Standardized Gridded Ion Engine Systems

The EU Horizon 2020 program granted to the GIESEPP (Gridded Ion…
18. January 2017/by ProjectCoordination