Cesium Bombardment Ion Engine System Development.
Final technical rept. Oct 66-Jun 69,
XEROX ELECTRO-OPTICAL SYSTEMS PASADENA CA
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This report covers the development of a 100-micropound-thrust cesium bombardment ion engine system. Associated development of a novel method of thrust vectoring, a discharge neutralizer, propellant feed systems, and power conditioning and control circuitry is described. The design and early experimental results of a millipound-range thruster using the magnetoelectrostatic plasma containment concept are presented. The conceptual design of a system utilizing this thruster is also described. Author
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