GIESEPP Final Review

After the last test activity was completed at the end of…
26. November 2021/by ProjectCoordination

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


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