T4i

Description

T4i is active in two parallel frames, electric and chemical propulsion systems for small satellite mobility in space and hybrid-rocket for low- cost access to space.

In the frame of electric thrusters, T4i has developed the REGULUS propulsion systems’ family, exploiting its extensive expertise on the Magnetic Enhanced Plasma Technology.
REGULUS-50 is the smallest thruster within the family and is a complete and innovative 1.5U electric propulsion system suitable for micro and nanosatellite platforms from 6U to 150kg. REGULUS-50 is the first Italian propulsion system based on solid Iodine and is currently performing its IOD mission. REGULUS-150 and REGULUS-500, based on the same technology, are the scale-up version of REGULUS-50 in power (150 W and 500 W respectively) and performance.
In the frame of chemical thrusters, T4i is developing monopropellant thrusters in the range 1-500 N, and a bi-propellant thruster using kerosene in the range 1- 500 N (scalable to few kN). Today these technologies
reached TRL 5/6 depending on the application. T4i uses green propellants only, like the HTP. In the frame of hybrid rockets, T4i is developing innovative hybrid systems based on paraffin wax.

Web: www.t4innovation.com

Additional Details

  • Email
    info@t4innovation.com
  • Project Name
    MERIT
  • Space Related Sector
    T4i develops both customized propulsion solutions based on customer's requirements and complete space products up to TRL9, focusing on electrical, chemical, and cold gas propulsion systems to cover different in-space applications for small satellite platforms (e.g., proximity maneuvers, orbit raising, decommissioning, station keeping, and relative satellite position maintenance) and chemical propulsion systems for launchers applications.
  • Founders
    3
  • Tech team
    25
  • Stage of product/service
    REGULUS is performing its IOD mission. Ready to enter the market
  • Market situation
    ROM offers sent to several prospects
  • Largest investor to date
    Internal fundings Commercial development contracts Institutional grants and fundings for R&D activities
  • Total cash invested in start-up to date
    More than 1M€

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