Team Manastu, along with the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT Bombay), has indigenously developed a hydrogen peroxide based green propulsion technology. In satellites and spacecraft, propulsion is achieved through a thruster. Our thruster works on the principles of a rocket engine. The key difference is that of the propellant, and hence the internal thruster design. Our thruster uses a hydrogen peroxide with additives to enhance the performance (HPA).
Hydrogen peroxide undergoes catalytic decomposition, releasing water vapour, oxygen and heat. At higher temperatures, additives combusts in the presence of oxygen, generating even higher temperature.
A crucial component governing the performance and life of a thruster is the catalyst. Manastu Space has invented a proprietary high temperature catalyst which can effectively decompose hydrogen peroxide, withstand high temperatures and thermal stresses.
30% weight reduction in propulsion system due to higher performance
Non carcinogenic and reduced toxicity helps reduced cost of operations by 60%
Use of hydrocarbon overcomes the earlier disadvantage of the hydrogen peroxide
Due to monopropellant system, number components reduces drastically allowing greater reliability