Busek said Wednesday the fire test validates all parts of the Power and Propulsion Element's SEP subsystem that will help handle the Gatewayâ€™s maneuvering, communications and attitude control functions in lunar orbit to support missions like the Artemis program.
Robert Curbeam, senior vice president of space capture at Maxar, said the Busek BHT-6000 Hall effect thruster systems will significantly support the companyâ€™s programs focused on deep-space and near-Earth missions.
He noted that the team is slated to undergo preliminary design review activities in the coming months.
Maxar provided the PPU-6000 control electronics while Busek built the BHT-6000 thrusters for the SEP. The propulsion component also includes Moogâ€™s xenon feed technology.