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(abstract) An Assessment of Electric Propulsion Research, Development, and Application in the United States

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dc.contributor.author Stephenson, R. Rhoads en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-05T06:49:14Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-05T06:49:14Z
dc.date.issued 1995-09-19 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Moscow en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 94-1648 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/33669
dc.description.abstract This paper will discuss the development of Electric Propulsion technology in the U.S. from the 1960's to the present. It will summarize the various activities related to arcjets, resistojets, pulsed plasma thrustors, magneto-plasma-dynamic thrustors, ion engines, and more recently the evaluation of Hall effect thrustors of the SPT or Anode Layer type developed in Russia. Also, demonstration test flight and actual mission applications will be summarized. Finally, the future application of electric propulsion to near-term commercial communications satellites and planetary missions will be projected. This history is rich in diversity, and has involved a succession of types of thrustors, propellants, and electric power sources. With the recent use of arcjets on commercial communication satellites and the flight tests of ion engines for this application, it appears that electric propulsion is finally on the verge of wide spread application. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.other ion engines electric propulsion arcjets resistojets pulsed plasma thrustors magneto-plasma-dynamic thrustors propellants Hall effect Anode Layer communication satellites SPT spacecraft propulsion en_US
dc.title (abstract) An Assessment of Electric Propulsion Research, Development, and Application in the United States en_US


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