VACCO Industries

Reliable Heritage . Intelligent Solutions

Virtual Exhibit Booth:

April 27–29, 2021 @ 8AM-9:30AM PT | @ 2PM-4PM PT


For more than 60 years, VACCO has been serving the defense, space and commercial markets with extensive engineering experience and continuous collaboration. From the unforgiving conditions of the deep seas to the demanding elements of deep space, VACCO supports many of the world’s most critical programs and platforms for aircraft, filtration, navy and space with our guiding values.

Cleve Samson

Sales Engineer

Cleve is responsible for technical sales support, applications engineering and business development for highly integrated and customized subsystems for Small Sat and CubeSat applications. Before transitioning to sales and marketing, Cleve designed and tested structural aircraft components. Attending the University of California, Irvine, he earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in Aerospace.


Phone: (714) 519-5069

Tuesday April 27: 8:00 – 9:30 AM and 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday April 28: 8:00 – 9:30 AM and 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Thursday April 29: 8:00 – 9:30 AM and 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Joe Cardin

Chief Engineer

Joe is the inventor of VACCO’s propulsion system product line starting with the original 0.25U Micro-Propulsion System (MiPS) delivered in 2003. He currently leads a talented group of space professionals in the design, development and production of Micro Propulsion Systems for CubeSats and more powerful Integrated Propulsion Systems for SmallSats. Under Joe’s leadership, VACCO has delivered, or is under contract, for 44 propulsion systems include high-performance cold gas systems, warm gas systems and green monopropellant systems.


Phone: (626) 705-3794

Tuesday April 27: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday April 28: 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Thursday April 29: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

About VACCO Industries

VACCO Industries provides a variety of high-performance cold gas, warm gas, and green monopropellant systems for CubeSat and Small Satellite platforms. To date, three of them are on orbit and over twenty flight MiPS have been produced to support AFRL, NRO, NASA, and commercial flight applications, including support for the JPL MarCO CubeSat program. VACCO utilizes its proprietary Chemically Etched Micro Systems (ChEMS™) technology to produce these smart, highly integrated Micro Propulsion Systems (MiPS) specifically designed for CubeSats.  In addition, to complete systems, VACCO also provides Xenon and Iodine micro feed systems & valves. Since 1962, VACCO fluid controls have supported many leading satellites, launch vehicles, and interplanetary spacecraft.

VACCO Industries Space Business Overview

VACCO New Custom Product

A High-Performance Delta-V Thrust Module for
CubeSats and Small Satellites

1N Thrust Module

1N Thruster and Manifold Assembly Do Not Change, Only Tank is Customized

Thrust Module "Blow Down" Schematic & Performance

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