Thrusters

Thrusters

Moog provides a wide range of chemical thrusters for several spacecraft applications, from attitude control systems (ACS) to orbit insertion to descent systems. Moog thrusters have been on spacecraft platforms for over four decades and the baseline for many current and future platforms.

Monopropellant Thrusters

The MONARC line of monopropellant thrusters provide a simple and reliable propulsion solution and are particularly suited for ACS applications. Higher thrust engines can be used for main (delta V) engine applications or flight vehicle attitude control. These engines can be used in a monopropellant or dual mode system. Engines range from a nominal 0.2 lbf (1 N) to 100 lbf (445 N) and over 3000 have been delivered.

Missions: Galileo (ENSS), ORBCOMM Generation 2 (OG2), BepiColombo, MMS, Worldview, Landsat 8 (LDCM), GOES-R/S, LCROSS

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Bipropellant Thrusters

Moog Columbium (C-103) 5 lbf (22N) bipropellant ACS thrusters have been the industry standard for over 30 years with more than 2000 delivered. The DST Platinum/Rhodium (Pt/Rh) 5 lbf (22N) bipropellant ACS thrusters offer industry leading performance in both steady state and pulse mode for both MMH and Hydrazine applications. Over 300 of these engines have been delivered. Moog engines are relied upon across the world for commercial, civil, and military applications.

Missions: 702HP Platform (including WGS and TDRS), 702MP Platform (including Intelsat), BepiColombo, GOES-R/S, LS1300 platform, DS2000 platform, Wild Geese & Tenacious

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Apogee/Interplanetary

The Moog LEROS line of apogee class engines are used primarily for geosynchronous spacecraft in addition to interplanetary spacecraft (at or in transit to 3 planets). The LEROS line can be used for both MMH and Hydrazine applications with nominal thrust ranging from 91 lbf (407 N) to 143 lbf (635 N). Moog is developing a higher thrust 250 lbf(1112 N) engine designed for interplanetary probes.

Missions: A2100 platform (including GPS III, GOES-R/S, and SBIRS), 702MP Platform (including Intelsat), Mercury MESSENGER, Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Climate Orbiter, Mars Odyssey, Juno