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Mars Solar Hawk

Mars Solar Hawk is our 3U CubeSat that serves as an experimental mission platform for testing the combination of Solar Sailing and hall-effect ion propulsion technologies for transfer to Mars in 60 days. It uses solar sail and ion propulsion technology to demonstrate the viability of propellantless acceleration and deceleration for future faster deep space exploration missions. Our Mars Solar Hawk mission is an important step towards advancing our capabilities in deep space exploration and propulsion, as it aims to evaluate the performance and reliability of hybrid ion-powered and solar sailing systems. The results of this experiment will inform the development of more advanced spacecraft designs and pave the way for future deep space missions.



Mars Solar Hawk Sail Technology

The solar Hawks sail is composed of four 22m2 Biaxially-oriented graphene polyethylene terephthalate composite deployable sails. These are lightweight sails harness the momentum of photons from solar radiation to propel a spacecraft through space without the need for fuel.



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MARS IN 60 DAYS: REVOLUTIONISING PROPULSION WITH SOLAR SAIL AND ION THRUSTER TECHNOLOGY

The heart of the Mars Solar Hawk lies in the synergistic fusion of solar sail acceleration and ion thruster deceleration. The solar sail, leveraging the power of sunlight, propels the CubeSat with remarkable efficiency, accelerating the spacecraft towards its destination. This innovative approach not only maximises thrust for swift travel but also represents a significant leap forward in propulsion capabilities. As the Mars Solar Hawk approaches Mars, the transition to the ion thruster takes center stage. Utilising advanced ion propulsion for deceleration ensures precise control and maneuverability as the spacecraft approaches its destination.

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GRAPHENE POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE SAIL TECHNOLOGY

The backbone of this cutting-edge sail technology is graphene polyethylene terephthalate—a material renowned for its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio and remarkable thermal properties. This collaborative approach seeks to maximise thrust efficiency, enabling seamless integration of solar radiation and ion propulsion benefits. The result is an enhancement of the potential for extended deep space missions, marking a significant leap forward in propulsion technology.

The triumph of the Mars Solar Hawk prototype serves as a testament to Infinity Space's unwavering commitment to advancing propulsion systems. By harnessing the distinctive properties of graphene polyethylene terephthalate, we chart a course into a new era of interstellar exploration. Our collective journey is an endeavor to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos, pushing the boundaries of human exploration and unveiling new horizons in the vast expanse of space.

In embracing graphene polyethylene terephthalate sail technology, we embark on a path that not only signifies the convergence of cutting-edge materials but also promises to redefine the future of space exploration. As we propel towards uncharted territories, Infinity Space stands as a beacon of innovation, committed to shaping the narrative of our cosmic exploration with pioneering technologies.

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REVOLUTIONISING PROPULSION WITH SOLAR SAILS

Infinity Space leads the charge in cutting-edge materials research, specifically honing in on the development of groundbreaking materials for solar sails in deep space propulsion. Our relentless pursuit of advancing propulsion systems is set to reshape the landscape of interstellar travel, opening new frontiers and setting the stage for ambitious human missions deeper into the solar system. Welcome to the future of space exploration, where innovation meets the cosmos.






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SOLAR HAWK. MARS IN 60 DAYS

Our Mars in 60 Days initiative signifies a pivotal leap forward in enhancing our capabilities for deep space exploration. Through the rigorous evaluation of hybrid ion-powered and solar sailing systems, we are charting a course towards propulsion methods that promise increased efficiency and sustainability for future space missions.

Within the experimental platform of the Mars Solar Hawk, a unique opportunity unfolds to glean valuable insights into the performance and potential of advanced propulsion technologies. This mission serves as a crucible for testing the boundaries of space travel, with results and findings that will play a crucial role in shaping the development of more advanced spacecraft designs.

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Mission Specification

CubeSat: Infinity Space NextStar 3U Chassis
Payload Average Power: 5W
Peak Power Generation: 6W
Point Accuracy: Up to 5° (Advanced ADCS)
TT&C (VHF/UHF): 9.6kbps up and downlink
Payload Data Downlink: 4.3Mbps (S-Band)
Propulsion: A single 29mN Hall-Effect Ion Thruster
Solar Sail: four 22m2 Biaxially-oriented graphene polyethylene terephthalate composite deployable sails



MARS SOLAR HAWK'S ENGINE OF UNRIVALED DEPENDABILITY

The Mars Solar Hawk stands as the epitome of cutting-edge propulsion technology, with the Infinity Drive Ion Thruster at its core. Meticulously engineered and rigorously validated, this powerhouse exemplifies unparalleled dependability.

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ILLUMINATING THE WAY TO MARS IN 60 DAYS WITH NEXT-GENERATION ION PROPULSION

Solar Hawk stands at the forefront of the next generation of ion propulsion, epitomising precision and efficiency to usher in a new era of space exploration. This cutting-edge ion propulsion system, known as the Infinity Drive, redefines performance standards for a diverse range of space missions, showcasing its exceptional capabilities on the journey to Mars. The Solar Hawk's impressive impulse performance not only sets a new benchmark but also extends operational capabilities, allowing for enhanced mission flexibility. As we embark on the trailblasing mission to reach Mars in just 50 days, the Infinity Drive within the Solar Hawk emerges as a key player, illuminating the potential of ion propulsion technology to redefine the boundaries of what is possible in space exploration. Welcome to a future where precision and efficiency converge to propel us to new frontiers in the cosmos.




The Mars Solar Hawk Spacecraft

The Mars Solar Hawk Spacecraft carries two onboard experiments designed to monitor radiation and detect solar wind. Mars Solar Hawk will demonstrate the viability of new deep space propulsion technologies for future space missions using its 29mN hall effect Ion Thruster for deceleration.



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FORGING THE PATH TO THE COSMOS

As a sophisticated prototype platform, the Mars Solar Hawk boldly integrates hybrid ion propulsion and solar sail technology, showcasing their combined prowess. This mission is not merely a demonstration; it is a pivotal step towards unlocking the potential of these advanced propulsion technologies for future space endeavors. By pushing the boundaries of propulsion capabilities, the Mars Solar Hawk marks a vital milestone in our quest to comprehend the intricacies of deep space exploration. This pioneering mission propels us closer to realising ambitious missions beyond our home planet, providing a glimpse into the possibilities that lie within our reach.