GIESEPP Final Review

After the last test activity was completed at the end of October 2021 the complete team met for the very last time on 22 November 2021 - even though only virtually - to assess the overall project. Thereby both execution and progressing…

Despite Covid: GIESEPP continues until September 2021

GIESEPP has now opted for an extension up until the end of September 2021.

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.

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.

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).

GIESEPP Strategic Adaptation

Change in Teaming and Setup: Mars Space Ltd to take the lead in T7-Thruster Development.

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.


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.