GRADEL performs studies in cooperation with ESA on different topics for further development of our products and to develop future technologies for space applications:
- Joining of strange materials by Magnetic Pulse Welding
Crack Simulation of a ceramic-metal-connection
- Joining of precious metals by welding
- Study on the handling of Magnetic Fields in conjunction with MGSE
- Study on the Hydrazine compatibility of MGSE.
Additionally, we are developing in collaboration with ESA a plasma propulsion prototype. The project is funded by Luxembourg Government. Thruster and plasma characterization measurements will be done at and by the Institute of Space Systems (IRS) at Universitaet Stuttgart, Germany.