CHEOPS Low Power is a H2020 European project that focuses on the design of different elements of the system of Hall Effect Thruster (HET) Low Energy Electric Propulsion. Electric propulsion provides relatively small thrust in a very efficient manner, compared to expensive chemical propellants which are the first and most common in use. The project ambitions to achieve a TRL6/7 at system level EPS by the end of the project. CHEOPS LP is the continuation of CHEOPS project (https://www.cheops-h2020.eu/) that has finished in October 2020.
Based on the technical results and economic data gathered from the CHEOPS project, achieved in close collaboration with European satellite designers (TAS-F, AST, OHB, and DLR), Lower Power EPS has shown to meet a strong potential in terms of performance and cost for the future satellite markets