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Parker Bertea Aerospace Cold Gas Thruster Module

Jim Glass
Boeing North American

Parker Bertea Aerospace

Parker Bertea Aerospace
18321 Jmaboree Road
Irvine, California 92715
Tel: (714) 833-3000
Fax: (714) 851-3277

Control Thrusters

Cold Gas Thruster Module

The module is designed to provide triaxial attitude control for small launch vehicles. The module itself comprises three cold gas thrusters operated by integral independent solenoid valves. The central thruster generates 111.2 N and the two lateral thrusters provide 55.6 N, each when operated with a 136 atm dinitrogen gas supply. Each has an Isp of 68 sec. The solenoid valves are pilot operated and have a response time of <5 millisec at max gas inlet pressure.

Operating Pressure Range 136 - 13.6 atm
Thrust at 136 atm 4.5 - 111.2 N and 8.9 - 55.6 N
Voltage 28(4 Vdc
Response Time 8 millisec max
Mass 0.086 kg per thruster
Size 25.4 mm diameter X 63.5 mm per thruster

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