VSTRAP reduces your initial development stages early on, allowing you to reach market faster.

Allows early stage computational proof of concept/superiority

Simulating your novel EP device with VSTRAP allows you to quickly see if the design that you had in mind will work, if it generates the performance values you aimed at, and if no unexpected behaviour will occur. This allows you to de-risk major parts of your development and pre-validate your concept without ever producing a parts for a prototype and doing costly and risky experimental campaigns.

Increase credibility for searching investors and funding.

Your computational proof of concept is substantiated by an automatically generated confidence report. The confidence report provides the credibility for the simulation outcome. Both ingredients support you in securing the funding you need.

Dramatic cost/risk and time saving for prototyping and further development.

A first design is never the most optimal design. With VSTRAP you can explore the design space of your thruster by doing large volumes of simulations covering big parameter ranges which can be checked against your performance requirements (like thrust and Isp). From this optimal design you can then manufacture the parts once and build and test your first prototype successfully.

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Speed-up your your research proposal content generation by using VSTRAP generated simulation results with respective credibility proof. This automatically increases your success chances. This also applies to your scientific publications.
Create enriched and trusted plume data to bring added value for your customers, and competitivity to the market. Or identify faster than your competitors new designs and design improvements to reach new performance requirements.
Having VSTRAP in your facility portfolio allows you to offer acceleration services for start-up EP space companies. Creating a more attractive package compared to other incubators for those companies.
Perform full scale simulations of your EP equipped CubeSats inside of vacuum test facilities to explore what to expect in terms of backflux, and how it scales towards orbital conditions. Make this a cost-effective part of your EP choice in case of critical payloads.
Test research ideas early in the process to evaluate their quality. Support your research propositions by backing them with VSTRAP’s confidence reports.
Faster evaluate VSTRAP-supported research proposals