Accession Number:

AD0874900

Title:

Prototype Cesium Bombardment System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 69-May 70

Corporate Author:

XEROX ELECTRO-OPTICAL SYSTEMS PASADENA CA

Report Date:

1970-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

71.0

Abstract:

The report covers the development of a one-millipound thrust cesium bombardment ion engine system suitable for demonstrating north-south stationkeeping on the ATS-F earth-synchronous satellite for a period of one year. The program began with the development of a suitable ion thruster and proceeded through the design, fabrication, and testing system, packaged in the configuration specified for integration on the satellite. A series of tests, verifying conformance to program specifications are described and data reported.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric and Ion Propulsion

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE