Accession Number:

AD0860224

Title:

Cesium Bombardment Ion Engine System Development.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Oct 66-Jun 69,

Corporate Author:

XEROX ELECTRO-OPTICAL SYSTEMS PASADENA CA

Report Date:

1969-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

147.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Electric and Ion Propulsion
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE