The Space Engineering Department at TU Delft is researching alternative and innovative micro-propulsion systems for nano-satellites and Cubesats. For this particular class of satellites, the use of safe and non-toxic propellants is very important: thus, why not water or ice?
Preliminary research work has shown that an ice-propelled micro-propulsion system, with a performance matching the requirements of many prospective CubeSat missions, is feasible. Do you want to learn more about this story? Visit the Lunch lecture at 3 June in the HIVE at the Library.