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An overview of the VHITAL Program : a two-stage bismuth fed very high specific impulse thruster with anode layer

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dc.contributor.author Sengupta, Anita
dc.contributor.author Marrese-Reading, Colleen
dc.contributor.author Capelli, Mark
dc.contributor.author Scharfe, David
dc.contributor.author Tverdokhlebov, Sergey
dc.contributor.author Semenkin, Sasha
dc.contributor.author Tverdokhlebov, Oleg
dc.contributor.author Boyd, Ian
dc.contributor.author Keidar, Michael
dc.contributor.author Yalin, Azer
dc.contributor.author Markusic, Tom
dc.contributor.author Polzin, Kurt
dc.date.accessioned 2007-11-30T22:02:22Z
dc.date.available 2007-11-30T22:02:22Z
dc.date.issued 2005-10-31
dc.identifier.citation 29th International Electric Propulsion conference, Princeton, New Jersey, October 21 - Nov 4, 2005. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 05-2997
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2014/40557
dc.description.abstract The Very High Isp Thruster with Anode Layer (VHITAL) is a two stage Hall thruster program that is a part of NASA's Prometheus Program in NASA's New Exploration Systems Mission Directorate (ESMD). It is a potentially viable low-cost alternative to ion engines for near-term NEP applications with the growth potential to support mid-term and far-term NEP missions... This paper will present an overview of the thruster fabrication, pre-existing TAL 160 demonstration, feed system development, lifetime assessment, contamination assessment, and mission study activities performed to date. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
dc.format.extent 2974444 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2005.. en
dc.subject cathodes en
dc.title An overview of the VHITAL Program : a two-stage bismuth fed very high specific impulse thruster with anode layer en
dc.type Preprint en


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